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Click, clack, boo! : a tricky treat
2013
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Doreen Cronin was born in Queens, New york. She grew up in Merrick, Long Island. She attended Pennysylvania State University where she majored in journalism. Eventually she found herself using her journalism background in the world of publishing. and she turned her sights toward law and attended St. john's University School of Law. She went on to work as an attorney in a Manhattan Law firm. She wrote her book Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type in 1995, shortly after the death of her father. It took another five years, however, before the book was published. She stated in her bio that this book was not only her first published book but also the easiest book to write, taking her only about 20 minutes to jot down the story. The book went on to become a Caldecott Honor Book. While the book eventually met with great success, publishers rejected it repeatedly for several years until a publisher eventually called her with the news that it would be published. Her success as a children's author continued with books such as Diary of a Worm published in 2003 and winner of Parent's Choice Award Slver 2003 Picture Book, Diary of a Spider published in 2003 and Rescue Bunnies. She made the 2013 New York Times High Profiles List with her title Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)
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Characters
Farmer Brown (Male), Farmer, Hates Halloween
Genre
Fiction
Juvenile
Animal
Topics
Halloween
Holidays
Farm animals
Celebrations
Farmers
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  Publishers Weekly Review

Farmer Brown has endured a lot in Cronin and Lewin's Click, Clack, Moo series, and in this sixth book, he's up against a holiday he hates, Halloween: "Witches give him nightmares. Pirates give him shivers." He's in the minority on the farm, though, as the sheep, mice, chickens, and more don costumes for a barn party. And who exactly is that "dark creature standing beneath the trees," with a vampire cape and an orange bill? Cronin makes delicious use of onomatopoeia and repetition to generate eerie tension, and Lewin's moonlit watercolors add just the right touch of spookiness. Ages 3-7. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

  School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Cronin and Lewin have teamed up again to bring Farmer Brown and his clever barnyard animals back for a Halloween read-aloud. Farmer Brown leaves a bowl of candy on the porch, locks up the house, puts up a "Do Not Disturb" sign, and prepares to sleep through the holiday, but his animals have other plans for the evening. The repeated use of onomatopoeia successfully sets the mood for a crunching, creaking, tapping-filled night as the man is kept awake by the noise. When he spies a dark, lurking figure through the window, he realizes that his animal friends are at it again. His candy has disappeared and a new note appears on his door-"Halloween Party at the Barn!" Lewin's broad, black lines and watercolor paintings add just the right amount of shadow and spookiness to complement the simple text, creating a story that is creepy enough for Halloween storyhours, but not enough to scare young listeners. Fans of this creative team's other barnyard adventures will not be surprised to learn the identity of the caped figure responsible for the revelry and will enjoy this Halloween treat.-Kristine M. Casper, Huntington Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Summary
Will the barnyard animals trick-or treat-Farmer Brown? Find out in this Halloween tale from the #1 New York Times bestselling creators of Click, Clack, Moo . <br> <br> Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed.<br> <br> But do you think the barnyard animals have any respect for a man in footy pajamas? No, they do not. For them, the Halloween party has just begun. And we all know these critters far prefer tricks over treats.<br> <br> There are big surprises in store for Farmer Brown!
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