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Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin is a picture book with character. Just look at the cover. Farmer Brown has a rather strange problem. His cows have found an old typewriter and have begun leaving messages for him. When he doesn’t give in to their demands (they want electric blankets) they go on strike. What is a farmer to do?

The first book in a series, this Caldecott Honor book features a cute story of animals standing up for their perceived rights. Adults love this book, and many kids do too. Other kids want to know what a typewriter is. Sigh. The watercolor illustrations that appear throughout really add to the story. The cows’ eyes are particularly expressive. They seem to be constantly surprised about something. Personally, my favorite image is the one from the cover. Everyone is concentrating on that typewriter, even the chickens. The story itself is really well written. My favorite line is, “Duck was a neutral party, so he brought the ultimatum to the cows.”

So, to sum up: cute illustrations, fun story, may need to explain typewriters, nominated for all kinds of prizes, first in a series, and I like it. I hope that you do too.

Read the book – place a hold here.
Check out the author’s website – Doreen Cronin’s Website

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