A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Show some Valentine's Day traditions, like cutting out hearts and making card for friends and those you love.
Be kind and welcoming to outsiders or newcomers. You can have fun with those who don't look like you or aren't part of your group. Someone you've been taught to fear and avoid may turn out to be a nice person once you get to know him or her.
Positive Role Models
Little Duck is kind and welcoming, even to an outsider. She makes valentines for all her barnyard animal friends and Farmer Brown and even gives her last one to Little Fox when he arrives. All the animals are fun-loving, and they learn they don't have to stick to their own kind. Farmer Brown works hard to care for and protect his animals.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Click, Clack, Moo I Love You is a fun Valentine's Day-themed entry in the Click, Clack series by author Doreen Cronin and illustrator Betsy Lewin. Here Little Duck decorates the barn for the Valentine's Day dance and makes cards for everyone. And when outsider Little Fox suddenly shows up, the barnyard animals are scared, but Little Duck welcomes him and they start dancing together, inspiring other animals of different species to pair up and dance (when before they'd only danced with their own kind). It's a gentle message of inclusion with glittery art to boot.
Is It Any Good?
This cute Valentine's Day tale models inclusion as beloved characters from the Click, Clack series learn it's fun to dance with everyone, not just those who look like you. Little Duck drives the action and the sweetness as she makes glittery valentines for everyone and welcomes an outsider -- a fox -- to join the party. There are loads of sparkles in the art and joyful exuberance throughout. Lots of fun dance moves, too, including a line of mice doing the Hustle!
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