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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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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is a good humorous book. I think children would like this book because it is funny and that would be interested to find out what happens next in the book. The grade level for this book is pre-k and up. ( )
  alexisjm01 | Feb 21, 2017 |
I could use this book for just about any grade level since it is a fun story with vocabulary that is not too difficult to understand. In a 2nd grade classroom I could use this to do a lesson on bargaining and how someone can gain something they may want by being reasonable and offer something in return. This is a good book to show how talking something out with someone is a good solution rather than just stopping or being difficult.
  LizaTibbs | Feb 19, 2017 |
This book was my childhood. The repetition in the "Click Clack Moo, Click Clack Moo, Clickity Clack Moo" is perfect for kindergarten to second grade students. They can interact with the story and say the "click clack" part, which keeps them engaged. This book is also very funny. Reality is suspended when the cows find the typewriter and begin to write letters, in English, to Farmer Brown. Obviously, in the real world, cows don't type and write letters about wanting electric blankets, but "Click Clack Moo" suspends that reality in such a creative way, the reader doesn't even care! I don't think there was a "central theme" in this book, other than sometimes compromise helps both parties get what they want? ( )
  rlyon2 | Feb 12, 2017 |
This is a fun read for young children. It is about farmer who has animals that can type. The animals keep asking favors of the farmer and if he doesn't do what they ask they do not produce milk, eggs, ect. This book it a Coldecott award winner because of the amazing illustrations throughout the book.This book is just an enjoyable book that you can read to your classroom for fun. This book can also be used to help students use their imagination to get interacted with the book. ( )
  a.newsom | Feb 4, 2017 |
This book is great for kindergarten and second grade. This book can be used as a drama and is very interactive. The students can play the roles of all of the different animals on the farm. The book would go well with a dance lesson on the Patacake Poka, which is a country dance. This gets the students to learn about beats and rhythms. This book could be used in a poetry unit. This book could be referenced when learning about different wars; the cows require specific things from Farmer Brown and he must do them if he wants to get what he wants. Their is a conflict in power, just like in wars. The book should be a group text, where the class reads it together, so that the teacher and students can interact with the book as a group.
  jthodesen01 | Jan 31, 2017 |
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For my Dad -D.C.
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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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