Growing up, this was one of my favorite books to read. I remember checking it out several times at my schools library. This book is perfect for the students who love animals and especially love farm animals. Doreen Cronin writes this book perfectly to enable its use in the classroom to promote writing letters. The format the cows use is exactly how a letter should be written and it would be a great example to show younger students. You could have the students write a letter to Farmer Brown, the cows, or just a parent but the guidelines shown in the text are perfect for a lesson in writing letters.
Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type by Dorren Cronin is a fun story about cows who are given a type writer and they then start writing letters to Farmer Brown. Children will love this book because of the different demands the cows make and just the fact that there are cows typing! If I were to use this book in my classroom I would put it with a lesson that teaches the students the proper way to write a letter. After they were taught how to write a letter I would get them to write a letter to the cows from the story!
Reading Level: K-2
Lexile Level: 160L
Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type is a very funny and creative children's book. At the beginning of the book, the cows find a type writer and type to Farmer Brown how they want an electrical blanket because they are cold. At first, Farmer Brown denied the cows request. The cows went on strike and would not provide milk for Farmer Brown. Later on in the story, the chickens decided they wanted electrical blankets too. They went on strike and would not give Farmer Brown any eggs. At the end, Farmer Brown gave in, and gave his farm animals what they wanted. I would read this book in kindergarten and first grade. I love how this book is very creative and allows the animals to talk. This would be a great idea to read to children when talking about creative writing.
Lexile Level: AD160L