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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen…

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (2000)

by Doreen Cronin, Besty Lewin (Illustrator)

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“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” was a very cute story about cows that find a typewriter on a farm. The main idea of this story was that compromising is always the best strategy. I enjoyed this story because of all the extra textual features. For example, some text was bolded like when the farmer heard the sounds “Click, Clack, Moo, Click, Clack, Moo!” The notes left from the cows like “Closed. No Milk. No Eggs” were also unique as they were placed within the illustrations. I also enjoyed this story because the ending was not predictable. The story ended with the neutral party between the cows and the farmer, the duck, stealing the typewriter and making requests. ( )
  kburdg1 | Apr 7, 2014 |
“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type” is a story about a group of cows living on a farm who decide to start typing letters to their farmer in order to meet their demands of a better life on the farm. More animals join into the movement and eventually go on strike until the farmer meets their demands. The message of this story deals with standing up for what you deserve, negotiating, and resolving conflicts. The author gets this message across through the letters being written by the cows and farmer. First, the author has the cows stand up for what is right by demanding to have electric blankets because they are working in uncomfortable conditions. He then demonstrates multiple ways of negotiating by having multiple demands from the cows, denials of demands from the farmer, the back and forth between the two parties, and finally using a neutral party of the ducks to make sure that each group ends up happy. Finally, the author shows that sometimes when conflicts are resolved both groups need to budge a little so everyone is happy. This happened through the farmer agreeing to give the cows their blankets if they give him their typewriter. The author used these examples to portray how conflicts can be solved. I thought this was a very fun and humorous book that also teaches a very good lesson to the reader. The pictures of this story greatly added to the book. Most of the letters written from the cows were actually posted on a piece of paper on the barn that was in the illustrations. This was a great way to bring the reader into the story while also backing up the events that were happening and how the cows handled their demands peacefully. I also liked this book because of the changes in font type, size, and boldness. This made the text easier to differentiate between the letters, the narrations, and those who were speaking. This greatly added to the story and made it easier and more fun to read. ( )
  CarolinePfrang | Apr 2, 2014 |
This book really draws on imagination and humor. The cows in this story take on "human-like" characteristics where they use a typewriter and send their farmer different messages about what they want. Like, an electric blanket for instance. The cows decide that since they are giving the farmer their milk that they should be compensated. Kids of several ages would find the unrealistic attributes of this book very funny. Also, a lot of repetition and modeling in this book. I really liked this book because of it's humor. ( )
  jessotto | Mar 31, 2014 |
I really enjoyed reading this book. The story was impossible and both the text and the illustrations were very humorous. I like that the author was imaginative and went out of the limits of possibility. I think the reader was thinking like a child and so a child would very much enjoy reading a story like this. I also really enjoyed the illustrations. I went back and looked at all of the once I was finished just because they made me laugh so much. What was funny about them was the expressions on the animals faces when they were demanding things from the farmer in exchange for providing him with his goods. Also, being able to see the cows typing on the typewriter was an added laugh. ( )
  BaileyR | Mar 25, 2014 |
The cows do not like what is happening at the farm so they send a letter to the farmer of demands that they need to produce milk. This funny continues after they get there demands onto the ducks.
  alishablaire | Mar 18, 2014 |
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For my Dad -D.C.
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The literacy rate in Farmer Brown's barn goes up considerably once his cows find an old typewriter and begin typing. To the harassed farmer's dismay, his communicative cows quickly become contentious:

Dear Farmer Brown,
The barn is very cold at night. We'd like some electric blankets.
The Cows

When he refuses to comply with their demands, the cows take action. Farmer Brown finds another note on the barn door: "Sorry. We're closed. No milk today." Soon the striking cows and Farmer Brown are forced to reach a mutually agreeable compromise, with the help of an impartial party--the duck. But this poor, beleaguered farmer's "atypical" troubles are not over yet!

This hilarious tale will give young rebels-in-the-making a taste of the power of peaceful protest and the satisfaction of cooperative give and take. Witty watercolors by award-winning illustrator Betsy Lewin (Snake Alley Band, Araminta's Paint Box) will make this a favorite for one and all, even if words such as "ultimatum" and "neutral" throw the younger set. (Ages 5 to 8) --Emilie Coulter

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When Farmer Brown's cows find a typewriter in the barn they start making demands, and go on strike when the farmer refuses to give them what they want.

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