Friday, October 18, 2013

Click, Clack Boo for Picture Book Friday

It's Friday, which means more great Halloween Picture Books!  This week I decided to go with the new offering by Doreen Cronin, the author of the celebrated Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.  She has really built out her franchise of books and while her first book remains the best, this one is a solid offering in the holiday arena.

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Title:       Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat

Author:    Doreen Cronin

Target:     Preschool - Grade 1

What this book is about:
As it turns out, Farmer Brown is not a fan of Halloween.  It's dark out and the noises scare him.  But when a note gets affixed to his door and he hears a quackle in the crisp night air, he just has to investigate.  Turns out the animals are having a Halloween party and there just may be a prize in it for him.

Why I love this book:
This is a cute story.  There are two parts that I think kids will really respond to.  First, the list of prizes will be a hit.  I mean, come on, who doesn't want to win the prize for the most candy eaten?  I have three contestants right under my own roof.  The other part is the quackle in the night air.  Up until then the noises have been more eerie and nerve tingling, but a quackle lightens the mood and provides comic relief!  I like that it catches kids off guard.

Who this book is for:
Most kids will enjoy this story.  It is creepy enough for Halloween fun, but not scary.  The text is concise and the repeating rhythm of words make the story flow nicely.

Final thoughts:
Wouldn't be surprised to find out an Xmas book was in the works!

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