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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
Rating:*****
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 thought that this was a funny entertaining book. I like that it has a lot of sounds in it and relates to the different animals. It has a deeper meaning to it as well so you are learning something while reading a silly book. ( )
  Oliviacap | Nov 21, 2016 |
This is a funny book about cows typing letters up to their farmer. Children will think it is funny. The book uses lots of sound words and has a distinct rhythm when reading it. This is a great book for elementary students. ( )
  ceh4115 | Nov 10, 2016 |
When cows get their hooves on an old typewriter, they begin making demands of their farmer for better conditions, or they will withhold their milk. This hilarious, fictional tale is a great read for students and carries relevant topics to the real world. ( )
  BethBaugh | Nov 9, 2016 |
This book is about a group of cows who find a typewriter. They want to write a message to their farmer and request all sorts of outrageous things like electric blankets. I think this would be a good book for Kindergarten through 3rd grade. It has a letter writing component which makes it more interesting for the students. ( )
  maddisonsitz | Nov 9, 2016 |
Grade Level: Kindergarten through 3rd grade
The book is about a group of cows who found a typerwriter and they decide to use it to relay messages to their farmer. The first message is a request for electric blankets for themselves then the chickens. When the farmer responds to the cows with a "No". The cows and the chickens inform the farmer that they will no longer supply him with milk and eggs until he gives them the blankets they've been asking for. The book ends with them getting the blankets and the ducks taking over the typewriter.
I would this book in my classroom if I were doing a lesson over writing letters and their purpose because the book shows the proper format of letter writing. The book shows how the cows purpose of writing the letters were to persuade the farmer to get them blankets. ( )
  clarionb | Nov 9, 2016 |
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For my Dad -D.C.
To Sue Dooley - B.L.
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Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type.
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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"
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.
Sincerely,
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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