Cronin, Doreen. Click, Clack, Quackity Quack: An Alphabetical Adventure. Illustrated by Betsy Lewin. Atheneum, 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0689877155
What’s the story?
Animals engaged in various alliterative activities designed to help children learn the alphabet.
This installment of the popular “Cows that type” series is an alliterative alphabet book that will delight toddlers and preschool children. The letter C is of course devoted to the “clickety-clack” of the cows typing. There are also “duck dashing,” “eggs emptying,” and “inchworms inching.” There is a bit of a plot, since the animals are all racing to a picnic. At the end they all fall asleep, which is characterized by the letter Z, as in “ZZZZZZZZ.” It’s a quick and fun read which will provide joy to a child learning the alphabet. The illustrations feature highly animated creatures who are mostly engaged in the process of running. There are lots of amusing details to keep a child interested in following the story while learning the letters of the alphabet and new words, as well. Cronin and Lewin won the Caldecott Honor for Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type in 2000. Click, Clack, Quackity Quack is equally entertaining.
Awards and RecognitionBank Street Best Books of the Year IRA/CBC Children’s Choices NAPPA Gold Award Winner
Other Formats and Versions
Cronin, Doreen. Click Clack ABC Board Book. Little Simon, 2010. 24 pages. Tr. $7.99. ISBN-13: 978-1416991243