Click, clack, moo cows that type by Doreen Cronin; illustrated by Betsy Lewin (2000)

[Published by Simon and Schuster]

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There are few covers better than today’s beauty. Honestly, a group of cows, a duck and a chicken huddled around a typewriter is enough to make me happy for a very long time. The best bit is it just keeps on getting better.

“Farmer Brown has a problem.

His cows like to type.

All day long he hears

Click, clack, moo.

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Clickety, clack, moo.”

If you were a cow, and you finally had a means of communicating with your farmer, what would you ask for? It’s a serious question. Feel free to take a moment to think about it… (My husband John just suggested world peace and a Ferrari).

I’d never really considered it before, but a barn must be an awfully cold place to sleep. The cows’ request for electric blankets is not taken very seriously by Farmer Brown, so the cows go on strike. In fact a farm-wide mutiny begins much to Farmer Brown’s chagrin. Luckily for everyone concerned an amicable arrangement is reached, well sort of.

This is a hilarious story, with a great punch-line, satisfying repetition and outstandingly expressive farm animals.

Check out Click, clack, moo cows that type at Auckland Libraries.

Or buy Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type [With CD (Audio)] from Fishpond.

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