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Board book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type Book

ISBN: 1442408898

ISBN13: 9781442408890

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

(Part of the Farmer Brown's Barnyard Tales Series and Ready-To-Read: Level 2 Series)

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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:... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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11 ratings

Great funny book

My daughter loves this book. Its hysterical, the cows find a typewriter and have some demands for the farmer. Next thing you know the chickens have demands of their own.

I am in love with this cute book

The book came out great! It was acceptable, and no marks, or signs of anything worn out.

Very funny

Just a sweet, funny book.

If your child hasn’t seen a typewriter it’s not funny

Good god I loved this book as a child but spending half an hour trying to explain what a type writer was, what the clicks meant, what an electric blanket was, why the farmer needed the milk so badly (we are vegan). The story just didn’t translate and left her like ??? This is funny?


This is my favorite book to read to my class.I read it for the first time to my PreK class last week and they loved it so much. It’s so funny They have fun and I have fun.

Click, Clack, Moo

This is a cute little book that I is a good read for a child as well as for the parent reading it. I was more tickled then my two year old.


I bought this for my 17 month old daughter because we want her to be bi-lingual. It is more appropriate for an older child, but I enjoyed reading it to her. It is an adorable story and the spanish is excellent.

Cows that Counter the Stereotypes in this Award Winner

Click, Clack, Moo recently won the Caldecott award, and is very deserving of that honor. I enthusiastically endorse it for your children aged from 2 through 6. This book will be considered a classic children's tale within five years.Many great children's books start from the point of view of role reversals. You take objects or animals and make them be like humans. But no one could have developed a funnier idea along those lines than having typing cows who lead a general strike on a farm. "Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type." "All day long he hears. Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety clack, moo." "At first, he couldn't believe his ears." But it gets worse. One day he receives a typewritten note that says:"Dear Farmer Brown,The barn is very cold at night. We'd like some electric blankets.Sincerely,The Cows"Farmer Brown makes the mistake of treating the cows like cows. He tells them, "No way." They type up a note and put it on the barn door. "Sorry. We're closed. No milk today." The next day, another note appeared. "Dear Farmer Brown,The hens are cold too. They'd like electric blankets.Sincerely,The Cows"The negotiations continue toward a hilarious conclusion. Each of these letters to Farmer Brown cannot help but inspire gales of uncontrollable laughter among your tykesters. The ending may actually cause laughter-induced pain because it is so hilarious. The illustrations are particularly appealing. Ms. Lewin has drawn them to be large in features, vivid, bold, and colorful. They make the story more intense by capturing both a sense of movement and the personality of the characters. This is one of the best illustrated stories I have ever seen for preschoolers. That is important, because the illustrations carry a heavy burden as you first read this story to your child. No one has ever seen a typing cow, so the illustrations help fill in the gaps. Naturally, you will see opportunities to handle side issues like "how would a cow type, if a cow could type?" Interestingly, Ms. Cronin is an attorney who also collects antique typewriters. Anyone who has ever been part of a labor negotiation will quickly recognize the universal truths around which she has structured this delightful story. I suspect that she has been part of one or two.After you and your child become familiar with the story, I suggest that you think together about what is the right thing to do with regard to animals who do not send you typewritten letters. It is never too early for children to learn about each person's responsibility to live in harmony with our fellow creatures and to properly care for them. May you always be clear about what you are looking for! Who knows? You may even get it.

You'll laugh out loud...

I'm 31-years-old and and am proud to say this is currently my most favorite book. It's absolutely hilarious and a delight to read! I laugh out loud every time I read it. The illustrations are quite striking, too. If you haven't taken the time to examine the illustrations closely, you may want to do so. You'll find some little surprises. My sister, a speech language pathologist (and former preschool teacher like myself), reads this book to her students. As I understand it, it's reportedly good for both articulation exercises as well as language development. Best of all, the kids simply love the story. My sister loved the book so much she insisted I read it. I did so, loved it, and consequently held it for "ransom." The majority of my psych colleagues and I even had a midday storytime to share this book with one another. ;) As a former preschool teacher, I can guarantee this book will be a sure-fire attention-getter with kids. As it stands, I consider my library incomplete until I get a copy of this book for my own. I can't wait until Ms. Cronin and Ms. Lewin bless us with another one of their wonderful stories. This book ranks right up there with the Dumb Bunnies in terms of wit and surprise illustrations. Happy reading and laughing!

first-rate read-aloud

I heard "CLICK CLACK MOO" read aloud on National Public Radio and knew I had to have this book. Educational (the art of negotiation!), entertaining (animal sounds the young ones will enjoy)and clever, this one is a cross between Dr. Seuss and Gary Larsen's Far Side. Well written with hilarious illustrations. Don't pass this one by.

Great Book!

CLICK, CLACK, MOO COWS THAT TYPE is outstanding. Doreen Cronin's snappy and punchy writing makes for a great read aloud! The surprise ending is crafty too! As a classroom resource, students can study onomatopoeia, letter writing and surprise endings. Teachers! Have your students take on the voice of another farm or zoo animal and write a letter demanding some creative luxury too! Betsy Lewin's pictures work well with the text. She even provides an artist's note about how she accomplished the effects in the book! All around, a unique and creative picture book!

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