Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin

   Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 9781534463028, c2000, 2020 

Format:  Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 5

What did you like about the book:  This 20th anniversary edition of Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type comes with a duck surprise under the jacket cover.  An award winning classic is a crowd pleaser every time.  Farmer Brown has a problem- his cows like to type- click, clack, moo.  Cows that type?  Yes, the cows are cold at night and want some electric blankets in exchange for milk.  Then, they type another note to Farmer Brown that now the hens are cold and they would like electric blankets too.  Farmer Brown becomes furious, there is now no milk and no eggs on the farm.  Duck helps out and delivers a new note to Farmer Brown from the cows.  They will exchange their typewriter for electric blankets.    He decided this was a good deal and left blankets next to the barn door and waited for the typewriter.  But the ducks then typed a note to Farmer Brown requesting a diving board.  

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?   A wonderfully fun read aloud for young readers along with all the other barnyard stories. 

Who should buy this book?  elementary schools and public libraries

Where would you shelve it ?  Picture books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? yes

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Julie Durmis, J.C. Solmonese Elementary School, Norton, MA

Date of review:  March 25, 2021

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