speech and language teaching concepts for Giggle Giggle Quack in speech therapy
Frequent Speech Sounds:

/f/ initial
/b/ initial
/d/ initial
/ar/ medial
/er/ final
/k/ final
/br/ initial



Book Details:
Diverse Characters: N/A
Age Recommendation: Early Childhood, Elementary

Giggle Giggle Quack

By Doreen Cronin

Farmer Brown is going on vacation. He asks his brother, Bob, to take care of the animals. “But keep an eye on Duck. He’s trouble.” Bob follows the instructions in Farmer Brown’s notes exactly. He orders pizza with anchovies for the hens, bathes the pigs with bubble bath, and lets the cows choose a movie. Is that he giggling he hears? The duck, the cows, the hens, and the pigs are back in top form in this hilarious follow-up to the beloved Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type.

This funny farm book can be used in speech therapy to address sequencing and predicting. It is also great for noticing illustrations and for targeting a variety of sounds including: /f/, /b/, /d/, /ar/, /er/, /k/ and /br/ ! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using Giggle Giggle Quack in speech therapy below: 

Key Teaching Concepts

Narrative Structure:

complete episode

Narrative Concepts:

illustration study​
text features​


order of instructions given


vacation, snickers, charge, store, sensitive, notice, influence

Text Features:

letters and lists
change in font
enlarged text for emphasis


Why do you think Farmer Brown is holding a clipboard and pencil?
Why should he keep an eye on Duck?
Why do you think Farmer Brown thought he heard giggles and snickers?
Why do you think they wanted pizza that wasn’t frozen?
Why do you think Duck is sleeping like that?
How did the pigs feel after their bath?
How do you think the towels changed their bath routine?
Why do you think Farmer Brown thinks Duck is a bad influence on the cows?
Why did they pick The Sound of Moosic?
How does Farmer Brown feel when he hears Duck giggling?
Why does Farmer Brown come home early?


Where do you think Farmer Brown will go for vacation?
Do you think his instructions will be followed?
What do you think the animals are going to do?
What do you think Duck is going to do with the pencil?
What do you think Farmer Brown really wanted them to eat?
What do you think Duck changed?
Who do you think those towels belong to? How do you know?
What do you think Duck changed this time?
What do you think the cows will pick to watch?
Who do you think is calling?
What do you think will happen at the end?

If you are interested in using Giggle Giggle Quack and other farm- themed books in speech therapy, then check out these print-&-go cheat sheets. Perfect for when you don’t need a full book companion. 

If you are interested in seeing other weather books to use in therapy, then check out the Themed Key Teaching Points Book List for a printable copy.