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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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The cows want electrical blankets; the farmer says no. This causes the cows as well as the hens to strike. Then an agreement is made the cows type writer for the electrical blankets. theme: farm, reaching a compromise ( )
  tkehoe | Sep 29, 2015 |
Click Clack Moo teaches kids about negotiation and netutral parties, also teaches kids big words like ultimatum exchange. This story is about cows that found a typewriter in the barn and start typing demands for Farmer Brown like for example electric blankets and because the cows didn't get electric blankets they went on strike, therefore the cows withheld milk. ( )
  A_Ozoglu | Sep 23, 2015 |
This book is about farm animals tricking their farmer into getting what they want. The cows use a typewriter to send messages to the farmer.

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This book made me laugh with how the animals tricked the farmer, as I think it would with students. This would be a great book for children.

Classroom Extension:
A great classroom extension of this book would be to have students write a new ending to the book. Younger students could make cows and glue a typed out message to the cow.
  shelbeydismuke | Sep 20, 2015 |
In this book "Click, Clack, Moo Cows that type" was very entertaining. It was funny how the cows demanded warming blankets because they were cold and the hens got in on the demand also. The Farmer who was called farmer Brown did not like all the typing the cows were doing and then to get a demand from them made him very mad. Since the farmer said no to their demands they cows and hens went on a strike. The duck was running notes back and forth between the farmer and the cows to come to an agreement. When they finally did the ducks did not do their part in returning the typewriter to the farmer instead they they started demanding a diving board. The book was funny to my daughter and I because it seems as if it was not one thing it was another. My daughter laughed so hard and kept saying cows can not type. I thought it was funny by the illustrations because in the writing he did not say the hens are not going to lay up eggs right away instead the picture had mad hens holding up a sign. I also liked this book because it can make your mind wonder of who is going to demand something next once they get their hands on the type writer. There could be several extensions to this story. An extensions could be that once the ducks got their diving board the pigs could of took it and demanded more mud to roll in. Another extension could be showing the farmers reaction to the ducks demands and showing how the farmer finally got the type writer back such as, what was his plan and how did the animals try to stop him or make tricky traps for him. ( )
  hollym0714 | Sep 18, 2015 |
I really liked this book. The story is about farm animals who use a typewriter to voice their thoughts and demands. The plot of the book was focused mostly on the demands of the animals and how they expected to have their demands heard. There was conflict in the book, demonstrated between the farmer and the cows when the cows refused to provide milk after the farmer refused to meet their demands. The book pushes readers to think about the perspectives of animals on farms, and how the animals feel if they are not properly taken care of. This is demonstrated in the text through the demands made by the cows. They felt that it was too cold in the barn and they were not comfortable; therefore, they demanded heated blankets. It can be argued that the message of the story is to put yourself in someone else's shoes and think about how they feel. Animals have feelings too.
  rpotte5 | Sep 17, 2015 |
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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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