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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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summary: This is a book about cows who keep typing letters to the farmer about what the cows wanted. They said things about no milk, eggs from the chickens, and that they were cold inside the barn. In the end the duck in the book ends up with the typewriter.

personal reaction: The end made me laugh clever ducks but overall a great book for children.

classroom extension ideas: 1. Have the children write a letter to the farmer as their favorite animal.
2. Have them draw a picture of a farm animal.
  Matthew.Pluff | Jul 15, 2015 |
This book is about farm animals that go on strike and write persuasive letters to Farmer Brown. It can be used in a classroom to teach Elementary students about how to write a persuasive letter to the school faculty or anyone for that matter. It would be great as a read-aloud because it is hilarious and gives a new perspective of farm animals. ( )
  Kdd026 | Apr 29, 2015 |
The message shows how the animals in a farm may feel like but can never tell. Maybe at times you would like to tell someone you want change but dont know how so you can simply just write a letter. It can be personal and straight forward. The book could be used in any grade focusing on conflict resolution. Make a better environment in a living situation.
  biancagrhm | Apr 29, 2015 |
I would use this book for teaching expression and predictions. Students might like this book because the characters are all farm animals and the story is entertaining. ( )
  Kate_Schulte078 | Apr 28, 2015 |
Summary: The animals belonging to farmer Brown decide to go on strike after the cows type a letter asking for an electric blanket. There are many needs the animals want satisfied, but the farmer does not agree at first and the animals go on strike. Finally, duck and Farmer Brown reach an agreement that is not in farmer Brown's favor.

Personal reflection: This book was very cute and funny. The animals all pull jokes on the farmer, which makes it fun to read. It teaches simple concepts like negotiation and it could even be used for animal rights. it is also informational because it shows the foods that come from different animals.

Class use: To use for units on animal rights to open up discussion. Should animals be treated equally to humans? Why or why not? I would also use in a text set on persuasion or negotiation to teach those two important topics.
  MelissaKlatt | Apr 28, 2015 |
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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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