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The Resource Click, clack, moo : cows that type, Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin

Click, clack, moo : cows that type, Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin

Label
Click, clack, moo : cows that type
Title
Click, clack, moo
Title remainder
cows that type
Statement of responsibility
Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Title variation
Cows that type
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Musician
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A bunch of literate cows go on strike after Farmer Brown refuses to give in to their demands of electric blankets when the barn gets too cold
Member of
Tone
Character
Illustration
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2001
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award (Maryland) for Picture Books, 2002.
  • Charlotte Award (New York) for Primary, 2002.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
Review
  • Books for Youth, For the Young: 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 . . . ((Reviewed April 1, 2000)) -- Hazel Rochman
  • 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.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
108683
Cataloging source
CMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cronin, Doreen
Credits note
Music composed by Scotty Huff
Dewey number
808.068
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Interest level
  • LG
  • K-2
Language note
English
LC call number
PZ7.C88135
LC item number
Cli 2001
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by Randy Travis
Reading level
  • 2.3
  • 1.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lewin, Betsy
  • Travis, Randy
  • Huff, Scotty
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Click, clack, moo books
Series volume
0001
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cows
  • Domestic animals
  • Typewriters
  • Cows
  • Typewriters
  • Cows
  • Domestic animals
  • Typewriters
Target audience
  • primary
  • juvenile
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
cows that type
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Click, clack, moo : cows that type, Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Track 1: With page-turn-signals. Track 2: Without page-turn signals
  • "Read-Along CD" ; to be used with the book of the same title
  • Accompanying book illustrated by Betsy Lewin
  • Book published: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000
Accompanying material
1 book ([32] pages : color illustrations)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Track 1 : with page turn signals--Track 2: without page-turn signals
Control code
ocm48926667
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 14 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442433700
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other control number
9780689832130
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
CD 573
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)48926667
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Click, clack, moo : cows that type, Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Track 1: With page-turn-signals. Track 2: Without page-turn signals
  • "Read-Along CD" ; to be used with the book of the same title
  • Accompanying book illustrated by Betsy Lewin
  • Book published: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2000
Accompanying material
1 book ([32] pages : color illustrations)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
  • audio disc
  • volume
Carrier category code
  • sd
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • spoken word
  • text
Content type code
  • spw
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Track 1 : with page turn signals--Track 2: without page-turn signals
Control code
ocm48926667
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 14 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442433700
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
  • audio
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
  • n
Other control number
9780689832130
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
CD 573
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)48926667
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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