November is Picture Book Month (http://picturebookmonth.com/calendar/). What a great idea to celebrate the first connection to books most children have – and don’t we all remember a few favorites even as adults?
The book begins with Farmer Brown, who has a problem: his dairy cows type on an old typewriter they found in the barn. Then, the cows leave him a polite note asking for electric blankets. When the farmer says no, things get interesting. The cows and hens go on strike, leaving a new note that says: “Closed. No milk. No Eggs.”
The story continues with more notes, and the involvement of a duck. It ends with the cows and hens sleeping under electric blankets, and the ducks asking for a diving board.
The bold, colorful illustrations and the silly text – including the repeating “Click, clack, moo” – will hold young children’s attention, and leave everyone giggling.
Two paws up.