cover image Click, Clack, Peep!

Click, Clack, Peep!

Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin. S&S/Atheneum, $17.99 (40p) ISBN 978-1-4814-2411-0

After a lively baby duck is born on the farm, the animals from Click, Clack, Moo and its sequels try to turn its “peep peep peep” into “peep peep... sleep” at bedtime. Lewin’s always expressive watercolors show sleep-deprived hens and sheep rocking the duckling to sleep and knitting it a blanket, but it’s Duck who arrives at a solution that will be familiar to parents who have reached for their car keys in order to lull a restless baby to sleep. A sweet-natured addition to the series, and one that will leave readers giggling, thanks to a great closing gag. Ages 4–8. Agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Feb.)