Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
by Doreen Cronin, illus. by Betsy Lewin
Chickens “cluck,” ducks “quack,” and cows go “moo,” as every child knows. But Farmer Brown wonders just what’s going on when “all day long he hears click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety clack moo.” The cows are hunkered down in the barn with a typewriter, busily typing up their needs. They are stating their request to the man in charge. “Dear Farmer Brown,” they type, “The barn is very cold at night. We’d like some electric blankets. Sincerely, The Cows.” When the farmer refuses them, the cows’ response is simple: they refuse to give the man their milk. They go on strike. Luckily, Duck steps in to play mediator. But wait... who's that typing now? Author and artist heap on the humor for this simple lesson in peaceful protest.