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by Jeffrey Ebbeler
Jeffrey Ebbeler, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823432950 | 01-15-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Easy Readers, Humor
Recommendations: A, H, K, PW

CCSS Codes:
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 4, 6
W.K.3, 8
RF.K.1-3, 3a
L.K.1, 1b, 2, 2b, 5, 5c, 5d
RL.K.1-7, 9, 10

About the Book

In a nearly wordless picture book, a bird-shaped lamp follows nighttime noises on an enchanting, nocturnal adventure that will encourage children to pay attention to the sounds all around them and to develop their powers of observation.

The whole family is in bed, and the house is now quiet. Or is it? Drip, drop. Creak, creak. Achoo! A curious bird, who happens to be a lamp, investigates.

Jeffrey Ebbeler's whimsical nocturnal fantasy, with only sound effects for a text, explores the world of sound as an endearing bird makes himself useful putting the home he shares with his humans in order.


"An enjoyable bedtime story that demands to be heard."—Kirkus Reviews

"Ebbeler focuses on events with cinematic vividness, and the chance to be in on the bird-lamp's secret activity offers a satisfaction all its own.—Publishers Weekly


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Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is the role of the author and illustrator of a book? Who wrote the words and created the pictures for the book CLICK!? RL.K.6

2. What kind of book is CLICK!? (a picture book that tells a story, fiction, make-believe, a book of sound words) RL.K-1.5

3. Work in small groups to create a sentence for each page telling what is happening in the story. SL.K-1.1 / L.K.1f / L.K.1j

4. Take a walk around the school inside and outside. What do you hear? Write down all the sounds. Draw a picture and write the sound. Share and create a class onomatopoeia book. W.K-1.3 / L.K-1.5, 5a, 5c

Activity Sheets

CLICK! Phonemic Awareness Activity Sheet
Help young readers build basic reading skills with these phonemic awareness activities.