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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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The main idea of this story is for children to know that their voices should be heard. Young children would love this story because of the vibrant and fun illustrations, as well as the comedy used in the writing.I personally loved this book due to the use of the animals with human characteristics, the great pictures, and the repetition throughout the book that would make it great to be read aloud with student participation. ( )
  cwierz2 | Apr 7, 2015 |
“Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” is a story about cows that have obtained a typewriter. They decide to send the farmer letters about things that they think need to be fixed around the farm. For example, the cow’s demand electric blankets to keep them warm at night. When the farmer denies their request, the cows go on strike and refuse to produce milk for the farmer until their demands have been met. As the story goes on, the cows begin to write stories on behalf of the other farm animals. This story is one that any young reader could enjoy. Overall, this story has a very interesting theme and central idea. The farm animals are fighting against a form of injustice and are willing to do whatever it takes to make sure their needs are met. This teaches young readers to put effort and energy into things that you think need to be changed to make everyday life better. I really enjoyed this book due to all of the things stated above and would definitely recommend it.
  akern3 | Apr 4, 2015 |
Great book to do a book in a bag with! It has repeated sayings in it as well such as, "Click, Clack, moo." Its a good book to connect the animals with what they need. For instance, the cows need milk and eggs so it could be used to teach the students about animals and what the animals need.
  peyrobs | Mar 30, 2015 |
This is my favorite children’s book. I absolutely love everything about it. The center of the story has to do with animals going on strike because they want better conditions in their barn. The message of this story deals with conflict resolution and standing up for yourself. This is a very interesting theme for this children’s book because it is personified animals. The farmer is in charge, like a boss or a corporation, and the barn yard animals are the workers or unions. The conflict is resolved with the help of a neutral party duck. I thought this was an extremely humorous book that also teaches a very good lesson to the reader. The pictures add so much to the book because the actual letters were worked into the illustrations and the characters are reacting to the notes. The repetition in the book also adds to the fun and flow. Even the font selections helped with understand flow and emotion of certain characters. The text would change with the narration or who the text was about. Even the notes had different fonts for the barnyard animals and the farmer. ( )
  cscapp1 | Mar 24, 2015 |
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type is a book in which the cows learned how to type. They are cold, and would like to get electric blankets. Then, the hens got in on the deal, and when Farmer Brown decided he would not go along with their plans, both the cows and hens went on strike. They would not give Farmer Brown milk or eggs, and Farmer Brown is a farmer! He needs the milk and eggs to sell. The cows and hens make a deal with Farmer Brown to get what they wanted; however, they handed their typewriter over to the ducks! The ducks wanted a diving board for their pond. ( )
  jlaurendine | Mar 17, 2015 |
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For my Dad -D.C.
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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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