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Click, clack, moo : cows that type

by Cronin, Doreen.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Tiny Tots TT BOARD BK C
Location  Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison
 
Collection  Tiny Tots
 
Call Number  TT BOARD BK C
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Board Books BOARD E CRO
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Board Books
 
Call Number  BOARD E CRO
 
 
Summary
The quirky, hilarious farmyard tale that started it all from New York Times bestselling duo of Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin! Now the inspiration for a new Christmas special, CLICK, CLACK, MOO: Christmas on the Farm .

Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears:

Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.

But Farmer Brown's problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes! Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown's farm upside-down!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 4^-8. Lewin's wild line-and-watercolor cartoons are perfectly suited to this barnyard farce about animals that go on strike to demand better working conditions. The cows find an old typewriter in the barn, and to the farmer's fury, they type messages to him: "Dear Farmer Brown. The barn is very cold at night. We'd like some electric blankets. Sincerely, The Cows." When he refuses their request, they put up a notice: "Sorry. We're closed. No milk today." The hens are cold, too, so they join the cows--no eggs, either. There are ultimatums, emergency meetings, and a hilarious surprise ending. Today's preschoolers may have to be told about antique clackety typewriters, but they'll love the slapstick of the domesticated animals who get the farmer to toe the line. The thickly outlined pictures extend the fun, with closeups of the frenzied boss, the stalwart cows, and the hens cozy under their plugged-in blankets. Then there are the ducks . . . --Hazel Rochman"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Plucky barnyard denizens unite to improve their working conditions in this hilarious debut picture book from Cronin (appropriately enough, an attorney). Farmer Brown is dumbfounded when his cows discover an old typewriter in the barn and begin experimenting ("All day long he hears click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety clack moo"). Things really get out of hand when the cows began airing their grievances. Lewin (Araminta's Paint Box) conveys the fellow's shock as he reads: "Dear Farmer Brown, The barn is very cold at night. We'd like some electric blankets. Sincerely, The Cows." When Farmer Brown denies the cows' request, the bovine organizers go on strike. Through the use of the man's shadow, Lewin communicates his rage: the straw in his hat creates the appearance of his hair on end. With help from a neutral duck mediator, the exasperated Farmer Brown finally makes concessions. But, much to his dismay, the cows are not the only creatures that can type. Cronin humorously turns the tables on conventional barnyard dynamics; Lewin's bold, loose-lined watercolors set a light and easygoing mood that matches Farmer Brown's very funny predicament. Kids and underdogs everywhere will cheer for the clever critters that calmly and politely stand up for their rights, while their human caretaker becomes more and more unglued. Ages 3-7. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Click, Clack Series
Illustrated
#1 - Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type
Subjects Cows -- Fiction.
Domestic animals -- Fiction.
Typewriters -- Fiction.
Board books.
Children's stories.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Little Simon,2010
Edition Little Simon board book ed.
Contributors Lewin, Betsy.
Language English
Notes Board book.
Board pages.
Reprint. Originally publiahed in 2000.
Awards Caldecott Honor Book, 2001
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 19 cm
ISBN 9781442408890
1442408898
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