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

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type (original 2000; edition 2011)

by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin (Illustrator), Randy Travis (Reader)

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Title:Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Authors:Doreen Cronin
Other authors:Betsy Lewin (Illustrator), Randy Travis (Reader)
Info:Little Simon (2011), Edition: Pap/Com, Paperback, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:picture book, Caldecott Honor, Visual Literacy assignment

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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin (2000)


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This is a good book for second or third grade.
  rachelpelston | Feb 10, 2016 |
I love this author and illustrator after reading her books this week. The illustrator won a caldecott honor medal for this book. She used brush drawings on tracing paper and then photo copied and did another set of water colors to get this look. It is a story about Cows that use a type writer to demands electric blankets from Farmer Brown. The chickens get in on it too and they both refuse to lay eggs and produce milk until they get electric blankets. Farmer Brown eventually gives them what they want in exchange for the type writer.
Genre: Fantasy
1. This would be a great book for young readers because it has easy words, and it is repetitious.
2. I would compare this book with others from the author and illustrator and see what comparisons they can make. ( )
  epatt14 | Feb 10, 2016 |
This is such a cute book about farm animals as cows getting a typewriter. The best age would be ages 4-8. It isn't a hard book to understand and fun to say for the kids to follow along. ( )
  jrudnick | Feb 1, 2016 |
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I really liked this book and think that it is great for really any elementary class, even upper elementary. In the book, the cows use a typewriter and most students any younger than even me, have not really ever came into contact with a typewriter. People have been growing up with computers for so long that you never even see typewriters anywhere. It could be a good lesson on how evolved technology has been, teachers could maybe have students create a timeline of all the major changes in technology over the years.
  AnnaTaylor | Feb 1, 2016 |
Did you know that cows could type? I surely didn't and neither did poor Farmer Brown until one day his cows left him a note and went on strike. "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type" is the story of how a group of farm animals find a typewriter and start making demands, demands which get denied repeatedly. Watching the battle of passive aggressive note passing through watercolor illustrations, readers are totally amused by these abnormal animals and this frustrated farmer. From cows with thinking faces to smirking ducks, the illustrations truly help to convey the story to readers. This is a great read for anyone looking for a book with equally amazing illustration and plot. ( )
  tmoore3 | Jan 28, 2016 |
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For my Dad -D.C.
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Farmer Brown has a problem.
"Dear Cows and Hens: There will be no electric blankets. You are cows and hens. I demand milk and eggs. Sincerely, Farmer Brown"
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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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