Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type
By Doreen Cronin; Pictures by Betsy Lewin

Farmer Brown’s cows have discovered a typewriter in the barn, and they are using it to write letters demanding improved conditions. Understandably, Farmer Brown wants things to be the way they’ve always been. In the end, the cows, the hens, and the devious duck get the upper hand.

Who knew? Cows and hens have leverage to change their one-sided relationship with the farmer. The story unfolds quickly and is hilarious, while providing a fantastic case study in negotiation and collective action.

I think it’s very funny that the animals are able to communicate among themselves, but when the cows have a secret emergency meeting, the other animals can’t eavesdrop because they don’t “understand Moo”.

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