Pool Party! – by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

   Pool Party! (Ready-to-Read Click Clack Series) by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, Simon Spotlight, 9781534454187, 2020

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book:  A humorous Ready-To-Read Level 2 Click Clack early reader from award-winning author Doreen Cronin and the Farmer Brown and Duck series.  It is a summer day and the animals are very hot.  Farmer Brown only has a pond but his brother, Bob has a pool.   They all head to Bob’s where he gives everyone sunscreen, goggles, and a  towel.  Everyone is ready for the pool- duck is the first one in and is an excellent swimmer.  Farmer Brown and Bob then jump in the pool together.  The chickens are excellent divers and dive in from the diving board.  The pigs wade in doing the backstroke.  The cows do not like to be splashed and do not want to go in the pool.  It is too loud and crowded for them.  Then everyone gets out of the pool and the cows are now ready to dive, splash, float and make room for everyone else.  It is fun for everyone to be cool in the pool!

Anything you didn’t like about it? No

To whom would you recommend this book?  This laugh out loud early reader is sure to please our young readers in grades K-2, especially if they have read any of the Click Clack stories.

Who should buy this book?  elementary schools and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Early Readers fiction

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? no

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, JC Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  February 15, 2021

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