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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
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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 comical story about cows that go on strike because they want an electric blanket. The story progresses as the cows, other farm animals, and the farmer write letters to one another. This book is an entertaining book for teaching onomatopoeia to students and letter writing. ( )
  adb067 | Oct 24, 2016 |
Farmer Brown has problems when his animals start leaving him notes.
  Jennifer LeGault | Oct 17, 2016 |
This is a great entertaining book for the children in a classroom. This is a great book when teaching students about cause and effect. The cause is what the cows, hens, and ducks want and the effect is what happens from it. Children love this story because it shows cows doing something that they normally cannot do so children find this funny. ( )
  haleyr03 | Oct 16, 2016 |
In this hilarious farm tale, the cows at Farmer Brown's barn have begun using an old typewriter to demand electric blankets to keep them warm at night. When the farmer refuses, the cows go on strike, refusing to be milked. This sets into motion a series of negotiations that end with a compromise, and the ducks demanding a diving board.
  Katface09 | Oct 16, 2016 |
I like this story because it is very repetitive and students who need to build their confidence could read this. The pictures are very entertaining and detailed, so ELL students could also benefit from this story also. It has a good story line.
  kmbate8772 | Oct 10, 2016 |
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Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type.
"Dear Cows and Hens: There will be no electric blankets. You are cows and hens. I demand milk and eggs. Sincerely, Farmer Brown"
Duck was a neutral party, so he brought the ultimatum to the cows.
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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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