Click, Clack, Moo
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?
Tuesday was a farm theme day in the Picture Book Month calendar. One of my favorite farm-themed picture books is Click Clack Moo Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin with pictures by Betsy Lewin.
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.
One of my all time favourite picture books–such a great read aloud.