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Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure (Farmer Brown's Barnyard Tales)

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1 farmer sleeping.

2 feet creeping

3 buckets piled high.

4 chickens standing by.

Duck is about to trick poor Farmer Brown once again. While the farmer is sleeping the afternoon away, Duck and the other animals are planning a most unusual fishing trip. Sneaking past Farmer Brown is going to be as easy as 1, 2, 3!

This numerical adventure for the very youngest Duck fans bri

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Hardcover, 24 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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Jill
Sep 30, 2015 Jill rated it really liked it
I like concept books that contain a story as well as the concept. This one is simple, but still mischievous and interesting.
Jenna
Not as good as Click, Clack, Moo, but still entertaining enough. The parents enjoyed the twist at the end.
Nancy Kotkin
Text: 4 stars
Illustrations: 4 stars

Counting picture book that tells a story about farm animals on a rescue mission. Counts forward from 1 to 10, then backward from 10 down to 1. Fun ending. Illustrations add to the humor. Part of Doreen Cronin's farm animal series that also includes Click Clack Moo.
Nereida Garcia
Jun 07, 2017 Nereida Garcia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: counting
I've always loved there book and I enjoy them even more since it teaches how to count. The colors and illustrations of the book make you want to keep reading. The students could count the barn animals in each page.
Nicole
Mar 22, 2017 Nicole added it
In this book all the animals on the farmers farm work together to go fishing while the farmer is sleeping. Each animal or group of animals has their own task to accomplish. For example, it’s the goats job to load the boat and the mices job to leave a note. Once they are all ready to go they put the fish from the fish tank in buckets and load them onto the boat. After they get away from the shore they dump all the fish into the pond. Finally the farmer wakes up to find that all the fish in his fi ...more
Olivia
Feb 15, 2016 Olivia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pk-5
Title: Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: a Counting Adventure
Author: Doreen Cronin
Illustrator: Besty Lewin
Genre: Concept Book-Counting Book
Theme(s): Counting, Barnyard Animals,
Opening line/sentence: “1 farmer sleeping. 2 feet creeping.”
Brief Book Summary: This counting book uses farm animals (from Click Clack Moo Cows that Type) who go on a sneaky fishing trip. The go and get 10 fish for Farmer Brown’s fish tank. Different numbers of animals are used to exemplify the counting nature of the book
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Ms Threlkeld
Sep 28, 2016 Ms Threlkeld rated it really liked it
Entertaining rhyming book of familiar characters with an unexpected ending.
Heidi-Marie
It took me a couple of reads to figure out how I could read this for the toddlers. I think I've got a way, though perhaps the older attendees will get more out of it. We'll see if I can fit the book in. I enjoy the illustrations.

4/6/10 & 4/8/10 I finally was able to read this one in a storytime! Before, I would run out of time or it just didn't seem the crowd for it. It turned out very well in both groups. We counted the items aloud. The parents joined in and it was really good. Funny how th
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Mary Borgese
Sep 18, 2013 Mary Borgese rated it it was amazing
Shelves: counting
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash by Doreen Cronin is such an amazing book that teaches young kids how to count. The creative illustrations by Betsy Lewin make this story the great book that it truly is! The use of fun color and detail for each object and character makes them pop out of the book! The illustrations really grab the readers attention along with the audience.
The storyline is hilarious and brings many smiles to kids of all ages. The book is about farm animals that creep and crawl around
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Michelle McBeth
SUMMARY: Farmer Brown's animals are at it again with a typewriter and a plan. From one to ten the animals count the steps they need to take to accomplish their deed. 3 buckets piled high, 5 cows type a note, and 7 pigs lead the way. Once they are successful at liberating Farmer's goldfish and releasing them into the river, they count back down again.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The watercolor illustrations in this story are more simple than the ones in the ABC book making them more clear and easier to underst
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Taylor F.
Jan 09, 2017 Taylor F. rated it it was amazing

Personal Response:

My sister, Sydney, who is nine years old thought the book Click, Clack, Splish, Splash wasn’t a very good book. She thought it was too young for her age. I thought the book was very good, because it helped little kids learn about numbers and rhyming. The authors did an amazing job on the pictures in the book also.

Plot:
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash was a book of rhyming and numbers .A duck in the book is the instigator of all the mischievous accidents that go on in the book.
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Israel Graves
Sep 26, 2011 Israel Graves rated it really liked it
Counting Books)I really think that this book is a great counting book for children. The illustrations are bright and eye catching which will help keep a childs attention. The illustrations fill up the page and that is very important for a picture book. The idea that the counting concept is given with a story line is important because alot of counting books just have a lot of random pictures of animals, people, body parts or objects to help them learn to count but this book instead has a story li ...more
Allison
Jul 04, 2012 Allison rated it really liked it
A rescue effort and a counting book all in one. I liked it a lot. The duck and the other animals are trying to save the goldfish. While the farmer is sleeping the duck sneaks the fish out in water filled buckets. Then they release the fish into the pond. When the farmer wakes up he realizes what happened but by the then the goldfish are free. I liked this book because each animal had a part to play, especially in the counting. It begins with 1 sleeping farmer and 2 sneaking feet of the duck. The ...more
Karen
May 25, 2013 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash is a counting book that I think many children would be interested in. The duck is at it again, and he is trying to trick Farmer Brown. Each page features a different number and that many of that number (1 Farmer sleeping, 2 feet creeping). This makes it easy for children to count each of the objects that are being discussed. At the same time as the counting, a story is also being told. The story begins on the title page that shows Farmer Brown feeding his fish in his ...more
Dane Ryan
Nov 16, 2016 Dane Ryan rated it really liked it
Title: Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure
Author: Betsy Lewin and Doreen Cronin
Grade Level: 1
Guided Reading: G
Writing traits: Organization --> this book is a numbered list
Picture Book – uses illustrations to support the words on the page, picture reading is possible to understand story
Early Childhood readers – Book focuses on counting and numbers

Summary: This book through rhyming and counting follows a mischievous duck who comes up a plan to fool the farmer. His intentions are
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K.C.
Jul 10, 2012 K.C. rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
Cronin, D. & Lewin, B. (2006). Click, clack, splish, splash: a counting adventure. New York: Atheneum Books.

Category: counting book, picture storybook

This book is such a cute story about an unsuspecting farmer and animal antics! As he takes a nap, the barnyard crew sneaks around sneaking his beloved fish from the fishtank and gives them a new home, complete with a countdown to sendoff. You're left to guess what their motivation is. It is told in rhyme and so much more fun and interesting tha
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Annalise Michael
Jan 21, 2013 Annalise Michael rated it really liked it
Shelves: counting-book
This counting adventure teaches children how to count while following farm animals on their mischievous adventure. "Click , Clack, Splish, Splash" takes readers on a counting journey, and they are able to count along with the animals as they fulfill their task. The 5 cows type a note, while the 6 goats load the boat. This journey is easy to follow and readers learn to count to ten two times. The illustrations are colorful and compliment the story. Children can view what the animals are doing as ...more
Dana Snyder
Feb 17, 2013 Dana Snyder rated it really liked it
Shelves: ece-3601, math, couting
This counting adventure teaches children how to count while following farm animals on their mischievous adventure. "Click , Clack, Splish, Splash" takes readers on a counting journey, and they are able to count along with the animals as they fulfill their task. The 5 cows type a note, while the 6 goats load the boat. This journey is easy to follow and readers learn to count to ten two times. The illustrations are colorful and compliment the story. Children can view what the animals are doing as ...more
Ruth Lyons
Jan 27, 2012 Ruth Lyons rated it it was amazing
Shelves: counting-book
This book is about the farm animals adventure to return the farmers fish to the pond. Each animal has a job they perform. As the book progesses it counts up to ten then back down again.

This book would be good for a beginning reader because of the simple words. IT would also be good for two year olds and preschoolers who are learning to count and recognize numbers.

The illustrations are outined with dark broad lines which would make it easy for children to recognize what the animal object it is ca
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Shelby Winstead
Sep 17, 2013 Shelby Winstead rated it really liked it
Shelves: counting-book
This book was absolutely precious. I loved the illustrations and the quirky story line. This is a counting book about some farm animals getting into mischief while the farmer is asleep, completely unaware. The book is very well written and appropriate for grades K-3 probably. Younger kids will absolutely love this book, for sure. At the end of the book, the farmer wakes up to find the huge mess that the animals have left while he was sleeping. It is a book laced with humor and I really enjoyed r ...more
Jordan Caton
Sep 25, 2011 Jordan Caton rated it liked it
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash is a counting book. It goes through a story of different animals sneaking by and pranking the farmer. Each page has a number (incorporated in the sentence) with that amount of things. An example is 3 cans or 4 chickens. There is a consistency with the numbers which I think is important. I also like that it is a story, along with a counting book.

The illustrations are in watercolors and go very well with the story, considering there are animals playing around with wat
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Emily McCracken
Feb 04, 2015 Emily McCracken rated it really liked it
Shelves: counting
Click Clack Splish Splash by Doreen Cronin is part of the Click Clack Moo series. In this book, the ducks are back at it and are going behind the Farmer's back and are planning a fishing trip. The book teaches children how to count by saying how many of each item there is in a fun rhythmic way; "1 Farmer sleeping; 2 feet creeping; 3 buckets piled high; 4 chickens standing by." This allows students to remember the order of numbers because in this book it makes it fun and easier to remember. The i ...more
Lindsey Hooker
Dec 03, 2015 Lindsey Hooker rated it really liked it
Shelves: counting-picture
This series is just so much fun! I loved these books when I was younger. Doreen Cronin is back with another one, and this times it's to help learn how to count. The story's main character is once again Duck, and the reader follows him trying to trick the farmer for another time. He, and the other barnyard animals, decide to go on a fishing trip that is anything but ordinary. Count all the way through the book to see if Duck and his friends end up getting to go on their fishing trip. It's definit ...more
Kenneth
Feb 08, 2017 Kenneth rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
Wonderful counting book. The clever farm animals are at it again. This serial of books, sometimes make you feel sorry for the farmer. ...more
Jen Goeden
Mar 04, 2010 Jen Goeden rated it it was ok
This book is a counting adventure of farm animals from going forward and backwards. In the middle of the store the animals go fishing.

The book Click, Clack, Splish, Splash is in a squared shaped book and also hardcover. There is a title page with the title, author, and illustrate name. The dedication page and publication page is in the back on one page. The pictures in the store look like they are made with water colors. There are a lot of white spots in the book. The front is big and bold easy
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Eva Leger
Jul 16, 2010 Eva Leger rated it liked it
Recommended to Eva by: library
Shelves: julias-books
Another cute, enjoyable Doreen Cronin book! The few that Julia and I have read lead me to believe Cronin's books with these farm animals are all similiar and even though we enjoy these characters I'm excited to see if she has others with different characters.
These books of Cronin's are perfect for toddlers and while teaching a toddler to count this could come in mighty handy. Julia loved that the animals gathered the fish from under the farmers nose and set them free and I, once again, loved th
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Rebekah
Sep 12, 2013 Rebekah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: counting-books
Click Clack, Splish, Splash by Doreen Cronin is great to read to a child who is learning to count. While taking the reader through a story, we must count the animals to get to the next page. It goes through a story of different animals sneaking by and pranking the farmer, which made me laugh. Children can view what the animals are doing as well as count the number of animals on the page. I love the illustrations because they are simple and childish and accompany the story very well. This book co ...more
Maggie Cheesman
Jan 28, 2016 Maggie Cheesman rated it it was ok
Click, Clack, Splish, Splash is a counting book. This book will help the students learn their counting while also keeping them interested in reading. The illustrations in this book aren't the best but they have a lot of details. The animals, especially the cows, look very realistic especially when children are the ones reading these books. I think this book is very educational because not only are the children reading but they are also strengthening their counting skills. I think children would ...more
Sarah Sammis
Dec 13, 2007 Sarah Sammis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pc, read-in-2008
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Jason Roop
Oct 05, 2014 Jason Roop rated it liked it
Shelves: libs-642
Cronin, Doreen. (2006) Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure. New York; Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Category: counting (Kirkus star review)

This fun and humorous story would be a great introduction to counting for emerging readers. Farmer Brown and his barnyard animals are once again in this book by Cronin, in which a fishing trip is taking place. The watercolor illustrations are well done and will be enjoyed by children. I enjoyed this silly story just as much as I did Click Cla
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Doreen Cronin was a practicing attorney in Manhattan when her first book Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type became a publishing success. But her book was not published overnight, in fact, she had written this barnyard tale even before attending law school but only received rejection letters from publishers. Five years after submitting the original manuscript she got a call from a publisher who want ...more
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