Little Duck and all of her friends on the farm celebrate Valentine’s Day by inviting a newcomer to join in the fun in this charming addition to the award-winning Click, Clack series from the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott winning team who brought you Click, Clack, Moo and Click, Clack, Surprise!
It’s Valentine’s Day and on the farm that means a Valentine’s party. Little Duck is wildly excited. She hangs balloons, streamers, sparkling lights, and hearts everywhere, and hand-makes a valentine for everyone. On top of a hill, a little fox hears the music from the party and follows Little Duck’s many decorations to the barn…but foxes are not at all welcome on farms. The chickens stop dancing. The sheep stop dancing. The pigs stop dancing. The mice hustle off to hide. Will Little Fox ruin the dance? Or, perhaps, she’s just what the party needs!
Little Duck has big plans for Valentine's Day in this exuberant addition to Cronin and Lewin's long-running series. Cronin has fun detailing Little Duck's preparations ("She tied balloons to... everything. She hung streamers from... everything"), as well as the social dynamics at the party ("The sheep headed right for the chips and salsa"). When a young fox shows up uninvited, the animals are startled, but Little Duck invites Little Fox in, and the party is all the better for it: animals that had been keeping to themselves on the dance floor start to mix it up. Lewin's watercolors are as expressive and playful as ever (though they are covered with an inordinate amount of glitter accents, even for Valentine's Day), and Cronin subtly passes along some sage advice: the best parties have an element of the unexpected. Ages 4 8.