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Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat

Last updated Thursday, October 1, 2015

Author: Doreen Cronin
Illustrator: Betsy Lewin
Date of Publication: 2013
ISBN: 1442465530
Grade Level: 1st    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Oct. 2015

Synopsis: Farmer Brown does not like Halloween. So he draws the shades, puts on his footy pajamas, and climbs into bed. 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. There are big surprises in store for Farmer Brown!

Discussion topics for before reading:
•  Have you read the other book by this author, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type?
•  What do you think the cows and other animals will do in this book? Will they dress up for Halloween? Will they go trick-or-treating?

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  Why does Farmer Brown not like Halloween?
•  Do you like Halloween?
•  Who is making all of the scary sounds in Farmer Brown's house?
•  Who wins best costume? Why does the vampire duck give the Best Costume ribbon to Farmer Brown?
•  What do you think Farmer Brown thinks about the party in the barn?

Craft ideas:
•  Make cut-out farm animals and draw costumes on them.
•  Check out our Pinterest for October craft examples!
•  www.pinterest.com/readingtokids/october-2015-crafts/

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don’t have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!