“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. Written by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. New York: Scholastic Inc., c2000.
Reading Level: Lexile 160L
Synopsis: The cows use a typewriter to type letters to Farmer Brown to ask for electric blankets. The cows and hens go on strike and won’t give Farmer Brown milk or eggs until he provides them with the blankets. Duck delivers the messages back and forth. When the cows exchange the typewriter for electric blankets, Duck uses the typewriter to ask for a diving board for the pond.
Rationale for Use in the Classroom: funny read aloud, persuasive writing
Content Area Connections:
Literacy- persuasive writing
Possible Areas of Concern: vocabulary