Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

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by Doreen Cronin, Betsy Lewin
     
 

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The quirky, hilarious farmyard tale that started it all, from the New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin!

Farmer Brown
has a problem.
His cows like to type.
All day long he hears
Click, clack, MOO.
Click, clack, MOO.
Clickety, clack, MOO.
But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY

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Overview

The quirky, hilarious farmyard tale that started it all, from the New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin!

Farmer Brown
has a problem.
His cows like to type.
All day long he hears
Click, clack, MOO.
Click, clack, MOO.
Clickety, clack, MOO.
But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes....
Doreen Cronin's understated text and Betsy Lewin's expressive illustrations make the most of this hilarious situation. Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown's farm upside down.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
"Cows that type? Impossible!" That's what Farmer Brown thinks when he first hears the "click, clack" from the barn, but then he reads the note the cows write him. All they want is electric blankets for the cold barn. When he refuses, they go on strike. What's worse for the farmer is that the strike spreads to the cold hens as well. Duck finally negotiates a compromise. Unfortunately for Farmer Brown, the ducks have learned from all this, leaving us with a smile at the ending. This broadly humorous nonsense finds an appropriately bold, almost slapdash visual counterpart in Lewin's illustrations. Thick, brushed black lines define the characters and farm environment, while washes of color help emphasize gestures and evoke emotions, as when the red door symbolizes the farmer's rage. Great slapstick also suggests thoughts on animal rights.
Esmé Raji Codell
This hilarious story with a surprise ending is a great tribute to fair play and introduces the power of communication in a way that even the youngest listener will enjoy.
Bookbag Magazine
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Cows that type? "Impossible!" That is what Farmer Brown thinks when he first hears the "click, clack" from the barn, but then he reads the note the cows write him. All they want is electric blankets for the cold barn. When he refuses, they go on strike. What is worse for the farmer is that the strike spreads to the cold hens as well. Duck finally negotiates a compromise. Unfortunately for Farmer Brown, the ducks have learned from all this, leaving us with a smile at the ending. This broadly humorous nonsense finds an appropriately bold, almost slapdash visual counterpart in Lewin's illustrations. Thick brushed black lines define the characters and farm environment, while washes of color help emphasize gestures and evoke emotions, as when the red door symbolizes the farmer's rage. Great slapstick also suggests thoughts on animal rights. Originally a picture book that received a Caldecott Honor, nothing is lost when this story is turned into a board book. It should bring lots of smiles to little ones. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689832130
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Series:
Click, Clack Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
31,833
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD160L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Doreen Cronin is the author of The Chicken Squad series and many bestselling picture books, including Click, Clack, Peep; Click, Clack, Boo!; Dooby Dooby Moo; Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure; Bounce; Wiggle; Duck for President; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and the Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Visit her at DoreenCronin.com.

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