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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 fun tale is about a bunch of cows who know how to type and they go on strike. They type their demands for Farmer Brown who is forced to give in to their threats. The loose watercolor illustrations and bright and go with the humor of the book. ( )
  RebeccaRyan | Jul 26, 2016 |
This is a very funny story that uses a repetitive text to help get across a message. Younger children will love the idea of the farmer getting into an argument with his animals!
  paulaboy | Jul 24, 2016 |
Click, Clack, Moo is an entertaining modern fantasy, in which farm animal’s type letters demanding goods for product. The central teaching theme is obtained through inference, and making connections. The animals should receive compensation for their product, and they should be treated well. These themes lead into conversations about how we treat others, as well as commercial trade. Building background knowledge maybe necessary for the commercial trade theme.
Click, Clack, Moo is a Caldecott Honor winner, and stands up to that award. With its civics theme and entertaining illustrations, it is worthy of the honor.
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1 vote Lheatherly | Jul 21, 2016 |
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type is a fantasy book about farm animals doing unusual things. The cows find an old typewriter in the barn and begin to type. They type up a letter to Farmer Brown asking for electric blankets because the barn is very cold at night. Farmer brown ignores their request, soon they get the chickens on board and they demand their electric blankets or they will not produce any milk or eggs for Farmer Brown. With the help of Duck they manage to make an exchange. The typewriter for electric blankets, but the ducks get a hold of the typewriter and type up their own letters for Farmer Brown.

I enjoyed this book! It was hilarious and it made the children, I read to, burst with laughter. It is a great book for all children. The repetitious lines and sentence structures are great for beginning readers. The watercolor illustrations go perfectly with the text. The illustrations are drawn ruggedy and freely representing the new found freedom of the farm animals. The illustrations are slightly more abstract which emphasises the fantasy and immagination of the story.

Classroom extensions:
1. Teach a lesson on compromising and caring for others.
2. Have a chart with words and pictures and have the children match them up.
3. Visit a farm and learn about the different animals. ( )
  Robyn7 | Jul 19, 2016 |
Hilarious. It is good book to introduce children the concept of negotiation and compromise. Children find fun to read the rhyming words. ( )
  hohuen | Jul 15, 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"
Duck was a neutral party, so he brought the ultimatum to the cows.
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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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