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Click, clack, moo cows that type
Cronin, Doreen.
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Publication Information:
[Weston, CT] : Weston Woods : Scholastic, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc (approximately 14 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book ([32] pages : color illustrations)
General Note:
Compact disc.

Track 1: With page-turn-signals. Track 2: Without page-turn signals.

"Read-Along CD" ; to be used with the book of the same title.

First Little Simon book and CD edition 2011.

Accompanying book illustrated by Betsy Lewin.

Book published : New York : Simon & Schuster, c2000.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 45430.

Format :
Audiobook on CD


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Author Notes

Doreen Cronin was born in Queens, New york. She grew up in Merrick, Long Island. She attended Pennysylvania State University where she majored in journalism. Eventually she found herself using her journalism background in the world of publishing. and she turned her sights toward law and attended St. john's University School of Law. She went on to work as an attorney in a Manhattan Law firm. She wrote her book Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type in 1995, shortly after the death of her father. It took another five years, however, before the book was published. She stated in her bio that this book was not only her first published book but also the easiest book to write, taking her only about 20 minutes to jot down the story. The book went on to become a Caldecott Honor Book. While the book eventually met with great success, publishers rejected it repeatedly for several years until a publisher eventually called her with the news that it would be published. Her success as a children's author continued with books such as Diary of a Worm published in 2003 and winner of Parent's Choice Award Slver 2003 Picture Book, Diary of a Spider published in 2003 and Rescue Bunnies. She made the 2013 New York Times High Profiles List with her title Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-8. Lewin's wild line-and-watercolor cartoons are perfectly suited to this barnyard farce about animals that go on strike to demand better working conditions. The cows find an old typewriter in the barn, and to the farmer's fury, they type messages to him: "Dear Farmer Brown. The barn is very cold at night. We'd like some electric blankets. Sincerely, The Cows." When he refuses their request, they put up a notice: "Sorry. We're closed. No milk today." The hens are cold, too, so they join the cows--no eggs, either. There are ultimatums, emergency meetings, and a hilarious surprise ending. Today's preschoolers may have to be told about antique clackety typewriters, but they'll love the slapstick of the domesticated animals who get the farmer to toe the line. The thickly outlined pictures extend the fun, with closeups of the frenzied boss, the stalwart cows, and the hens cozy under their plugged-in blankets. Then there are the ducks . . . --Hazel Rochman

Publisher's Weekly Review

Plucky barnyard denizens unite to improve their working conditions in this hilarious debut picture book from Cronin (appropriately enough, an attorney). Farmer Brown is dumbfounded when his cows discover an old typewriter in the barn and begin experimenting ("All day long he hears click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety clack moo"). Things really get out of hand when the cows began airing their grievances. Lewin (Araminta's Paint Box) conveys the fellow's shock as he reads: "Dear Farmer Brown, The barn is very cold at night. We'd like some electric blankets. Sincerely, The Cows." When Farmer Brown denies the cows' request, the bovine organizers go on strike. Through the use of the man's shadow, Lewin communicates his rage: the straw in his hat creates the appearance of his hair on end. With help from a neutral duck mediator, the exasperated Farmer Brown finally makes concessions. But, much to his dismay, the cows are not the only creatures that can type. Cronin humorously turns the tables on conventional barnyard dynamics; Lewin's bold, loose-lined watercolors set a light and easygoing mood that matches Farmer Brown's very funny predicament. Kids and underdogs everywhere will cheer for the clever critters that calmly and politely stand up for their rights, while their human caretaker becomes more and more unglued. Ages 3-7. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved



Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That TypeWritten by Doreen Cronin, Read by Randy TravisA bunch of literate cows go on strike after Farmer Brown refuses to give in to their demands of electric blankets when the barn gets too cold. Cows that type. Hens on strike! How will Farmer Brown resolve his problems?Giggle, Giggle, QuackWritten by Doreen Cronin, Read by Randy TravisFarmer Brown goes on vacation and leaves his brother in charge of the farm, but the ducks have other plans.Duck For PresidentWritten by Doreen Cronin, Read by Randy TravisJust in time for the elections, Duck decides to enter politics. Follow his hilarious rise to power, sticky ballots and all. Excerpted from Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type and other Barnyard Stories: Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type, Giggle, Giggle, Quack, Duck for President by Doreen Cronin All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.