The Resource Click, clack, moo : cows that type, by Doreen Cronin ; pictures by Betsy Lewin

Click, clack, moo : cows that type, by Doreen Cronin ; pictures by Betsy Lewin

Label
Click, clack, moo : cows that type
Title
Click, clack, moo
Title remainder
cows that type
Statement of responsibility
by Doreen Cronin ; pictures by Betsy Lewin
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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.
Awards note
Charlotte Zolotow Award: Highly Commended
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
108683
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cronin, Doreen
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Preschool
  • 160
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • LG
  • K-2
Language note
Text is in English
LC call number
PZ7.C88135
LC item number
Cl 2000
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
PerformerNote
Narrated by Randy Travis
Reading level
  • 2.3.
  • 1.3.
  • 2.3
  • 1.3
  • 2.3 red
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewin, Betsy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Click, clack, moo books
Series volume
0001
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts!
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
  • Accelerated Reader $c 2.3.
  • Accelerated Reader Book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Picture books
  • Children's literature
  • Children's stories
  • Domestic animals
  • Cows
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Cattle
  • Typewriters
  • Cows
  • Domestic animals
  • Typewriters
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Cattle
  • Children's literature
  • Children's stories
  • Cows
  • Domestic animals
  • Picture books
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Typewriters
Target audience
primary
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
cows that type
Label
Click, clack, moo : cows that type, by Doreen Cronin ; pictures by Betsy Lewin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Art techniques used: Bold, fun cartoon illustrations in watercolor
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41130977
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780439317559
Lccn
97029718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41130977
Label
Click, clack, moo : cows that type, by Doreen Cronin ; pictures by Betsy Lewin
Publication
Copyright
Note
Art techniques used: Bold, fun cartoon illustrations in watercolor
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm41130977
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780439317559
Lccn
97029718
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)41130977

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