Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type – A Must-Read for Parents (and kids)! by Cassie Walizer

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At first glance, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type seems like a strange board book. Sure, there are plenty of opportunities for animal noises, but the premise is…absurd. Cows don’t even have fingers!

The story centers on Farmer Brown and his cows. Once night he hears them making an obnoxious noise, “Click, Clack, Moo.” Upon investigation, he discovered they had a typewriter and the typing sound was annoying him. However, the cows aren’t too quick to give up their technology! In exchange for the typewriter, the cows demand electric blankets. Completely logical, right? It’s cold in the barn! When farmer Brown refuses, the cows go on a milk strike and partner with the other animals to demand better living conditions.

For kids, Click, Clack, Moo is all about the illustrations. As the Caldecott winner should be! However, the story is for the parents. What other children’s book uses the word “ultimatum” and suggests farm animals have unionized?! It’s a hilarious read for all ages.


Cassie Walizer is a higher education professional in Iowa City, IA. Reading is her escape from the busy life of a young mom, professional, and home owner. She loves biographies, humorous fiction, and young adult genres. Follow her blog at or on Twitter @AccidentalIowan.