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Click, Clack, ABC    by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin order for
Click, Clack, ABC
by Doreen Cronin
Order:  USA  Can
Simon & Schuster, 2010 (2010)

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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

You're invited to take a tour of the barnyard with the animals in this clever alphabet board book. With the cows pecking away at the typewriter with their hoofs, every scene around the farm is captured for young readers age one and older to enjoy.

'Animals awake
Beneath blue blankets.
Duck dashing,
Eggs emptying,

There's lots of alliteration as you work through the alphabet and if the text doesn't always make sense, it doesn't really matter because the cute illustrations along with the 'kittens kicking, leaping, licking' and the 'mice munching, nibbling nibbles' are all that really matters.

When you get to the end of the story it becomes apparent the critters were preparing for a picnic where there will be lots of watermelons for all. 'X marks the picnic spot' and once everyone has feasted there will be lots of 'yawns yawning' and then some 'zzzzzzzzzzz' sounding as everyone takes a nap!

The idea is simply to make learning letters fun for preschoolers and the animals have succeeded admirably!

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