Click, Clack, Moo

Click, Clack, Moo

Cows That Type

Book - 2000
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2000]
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780689832130
Branch Call Number: E CRO
Characteristics: approximately 32 pages :,color illustrations ;,27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Lewin, Betsy


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When the barn animals find a typewriter, they're finally able to express their demands to Farmer Brown. But are they asking too much?

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EPLStaffMandy May 05, 2011

The "Click Clack Moo" Rhyme makes for a great interactive story.

neko Sep 04, 2009

Here's what happens when farm animals get a typewriter.

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DBRL_JessicaS Sep 01, 2018

An absolute classic and fun to read aloud!

Feb 28, 2018

My kids thoroughly enjoyed this book, as did I. The cows are cold, so when they find the old typewriter, it makes sense to ask Farmer Brown for electric blankets. Then the negotiations begin, and the hilarity. Keep an eye on duck. He turns out to be a key character in subsequent books

May 21, 2017

I found this book very unrealistic. Barns are not built with sufficient wiring to support that many electric blankets. It's a real fire hazard.
Otherwise, fun story!

May 18, 2017

I find this book displays poor behaviour, as it shows parties being contentious and demanding, rather than cooperative.

DPL_StaceyIK Apr 14, 2017

Cows on strike - no milk! When the cows find an old typewriter, they start making demands. Farmer Brown will have none of it. Then the chickens go on strike, too . What will it take for the farm to get back to normal?

Jun 08, 2016

This book is great for little kids!

Feb 06, 2016

Love this book! One of our favourites. Honestly, great for all ages. The whimsy is so fun AND there is still the opportunity for the little ones to learn about farm animals ;)

vpl_childrens Dec 08, 2015

For ages 3-5. Come join the fun as a bunch of cows that like to type turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside down.

Dec 25, 2014

This book had me laughing from the very first page. "Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears, 'Click Clack, moo. Click Clack, moo. Clickety Clack, moo." His cows leave a note asking for electric blankets. The farmer refuses so the cows close the barn and leave a note saying there will be no milk. The chickens enter the discussion asking for blankets. Finally the cows agree to turn over the typewriter in exchange for the blankets. All is well until...guess who ends up with the typewriter next?

The illustrations are colorful and simple for the little ones. The pictures of the cows and their wide eyes added to the funny factor as well as the idea of the cows typing while mooing. The story is absolute nonsense which makes it lots of fun.

For those who have written that Cronin is trying to influence children to be pro-union--Cronin is a former lawyer. This was a part of her world. All authors put quite a bit of their world into their writing. This does not mean she is targeting children. I choose to give the author the benefit of the doubt and to enjoy the book as it was intended--as a funny read.

However, I also don't think this story is as appropriate for the littlest ones as advertised because of some of the big vocabulary and the more mature concepts. I think it is best for grades k-3.

neko Sep 04, 2009

Here's what happens when farm animals get a typewriter.

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