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CLICK, CLACK, MOO Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin

CLICK, CLACK, MOO Cows That Type is one of the first picture books that we ever bought and we still find it as funny now as we did when we first read it. The twist at the end of the story really makes us laugh!

The Story: Farmer Brown’s cows type him a letter asking for electric blankets for their barn. When Farmer Brown says no they go on strike swiftly followed by the hens who would also like blankets. Duck, the messenger, is kept busy as Farmer Brown starts sending letters too. Can Farmer Brown come to an agreement with his cows and hens? And is Duck’s position as neutral as it first seems?

This story, with its repetitive refrain pits Farmer Brown against his farmyard animals. The addition of a typewriter with its repetitive phrase, ‘Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo.’, adds to the hilarity although we find the animals’ demands quite reasonable considering the cold conditions that they are living in!

Our favourite character is Duck but our first impressions of him were not very accurate. Duck doesn’t comply when he has to return the typewriter to Farmer Brown and we find his reason really funny 🙂

Betsy Lewin’s illustrations complement the text perfectly, they’re bold, bright and extremely comical. It’s hard to choose a favourite but we love the picture of the cows looking round the barn door after posting a sign to say they’re going on strike, the silhouette of Farmer Brown is a brilliant way to show how angry he is!

CLICK, CLACK, MOO Cows That Type

We also love the final image with Duck and the typewriter but we won’t spoil the story by telling you what he and his friends are doing!

CLICK, CLACK, MOO Cows That Type is a fun story to read aloud, especially to groups of children who can join in loudly with the repetition. It’s definitely one of the funniest picture books on our bookshelf 🙂

Age Range: 3 +

Author: Doreen Cronin / Illustrator: Betsy Lewin

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8 responses to “CLICK, CLACK, MOO Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin & Betsy Lewin”

  1. Cheryl TimeToCraft (@CherylInTheUK) avatar

    I can imagine the repeats and the humour would make this a popular book for little ones. Easy to join in. #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s definitely got a fun refrain – clickety, clack, moo!

  2. Carol avatar

    Love the storyline and the illustrations look great too. #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      It’s a really funny storyline. The text is simple but very amusing 🙂

  3. Malin - Sensational Learning with Penguin avatar

    This book looks super funny, love it! x #MMBC

    1. Catherine avatar

      It is and I love the way that the humour appeals to children and adults 🙂

  4. stickymudandbellylaughs avatar

    What a fun story! I think my youngest would enjoy this so I’m going to order him a copy and because I want to find out if they get their blankets! Hehe

    Thanks for sharing with #MMBC. x

    1. Catherine avatar

      🙂 I hope you enjoy the story.