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Shiloh is on the farm!

Click, Clack, MOO: Cows That Type

By Doreen Cronin

Illustrated by Betsy Lewin

Shiloh’s Rating: Four paws

To start off, this book is not about a dog, but I can overlook that because it does have cows, and I do love dairy, and besides: the cows type! As your trusty review-writing library dog who must rely on my human to type these out, I have to admire animals who can type for themselves! You go cows!

First off, I love Betsy Lewin’s illustrations. They’re fun and expressive, even if you can’t see the colors (like I can’t) and I love the watercolors. It’d be fun to try painting like that at home!

No dogs, but still a good book.

Now onto the story.Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type is about Farmer Brown, who has a nice farm with all sorts of animals -I even spotted a dog! That’s how you know a farm is good. The cows make milk and the chickens lay eggs, until one day the cows find a typewriter. They demand electric blankets, and when Farmer Brown says no, they go on strike! Even the chickens!

Don’t worry though, it’s a happy ending. Spoiler alert, the cows and chickens get their blankets, and Farmer Brown gets his milk and eggs. I give this book four paws for my cow friends -we animals have to stick together! Next time, I think Doreen Cronin should write about a dog that types, starring yours truly! Lucky for us, she’s got a lot of other books about all sorts of animals -including dogs- that you can find right here at Charles Town Library!


Parents: Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type is a great book for early readers but is also enjoyable for younger kids too. The story is fun to read and easy to follow; Doreen Cronin has written several other books for early readers, including Duck for President and Diary of a Worm. She’s also written books for older kids, including a series about a dog called the J. J. Tully Mystery series. The series and several more of her books are available on Hoopla and can be found in our catalog. Find out more about Doreen Cronin here: http://doreencronin.com/; and check out more of Betsy Lewin’s whimsical illustrations here: https://www.betsylewin.com/.

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