Click, Clack, Moo

Cows That Type

Cronin, Doreen

Book - 2000
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Click, Clack, Moo
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], ©2000
ISBN: 0689832133
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cro
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Lewin, Betsy


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Dec 25, 2014
  • mmcbeth29 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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.

Sep 04, 2009
  • neko rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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

Sep 29, 2007
  • GT rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best kids books. Well written and witty. My 2 and 4 year old love it and want us to read it to them over and over. I enjoy reading it too.


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Jul 06, 2013
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Jul 10, 2012
  • violet_dog_2355 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

violet_dog_2355 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 12


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