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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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I like this book because of how silly and funny it is. I think the personification that they gave the animals was the funniest part. The cows were typing and demanding blankets and at the end of the story the ducks started typing and demanding a diving board. The irony was also funny. Farmer Brown went through all of that trouble to get his cows and chickens to work again. When he finally gives in, the ducks then start to go on strike as well. This story will attract younger students because of the catchy rhymes. For example, "click clack moo, click clack moo, clickety clack moo". ( )
  cporte8 | Sep 16, 2014 |
Es un lindo libro sobre las vacas que se pueden escribir. Ellos van a la huelga en la granja mientras trataba de negociar con el agricultor. Excelente para los niños que leen español o niños y adultos que están aprendiendo español.

It's a cute book about cows that type who go on strike on the farm while trying to negotiate with the farmer. It's great for children who can read Spanish or children and adults who want to learn Spanish. ( )
  PaDutchTravel | Aug 30, 2014 |
Hilarious! I enjoyed this silly tale of literate cows and their typing frenzy. Kids will enjoy the sound-words and adults will enjoy the farm yard antics. Highly recommend. ( )
  empress8411 | Aug 7, 2014 |
Hilarious and creative, this was a fun read. Farmer Brown's problems begin when his cows find a manual typewriter and discover how to use the keyboard.

Posting various notes throughout the farm for Farmer Brown, they at first demand warm blankets when it is cold.

Then, the chickens get in out the demands. All too soon Farmer Brown has a farm with no milk or eggs.
The ducks, previously neural arbitrate so that the farm can run smoothly.

The cow's will give up the typewriter in return for warm blankets. Then, the ducks, bored with their little pond, find power and demand a diving board.

The illustrations are humorous, the text brings a smile to the reader, and this silly book is a bright, sunny tale of empowerment gone amok. ( )
  Whisper1 | Jul 30, 2014 |
I love the illustrations in this book! Farmer Brown's problem begin when his cows learn to type and start leaving him notes around the farm. ( )
  skm88 | Jun 8, 2014 |
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For my Dad -D.C.
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"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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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0689832133, Hardcover)

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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