booktalk5bykatherinekraver

by kkraver
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Language Arts
Subject:
Literature

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booktalk5bykatherinekraver

Genre: Modern FantasyTopics: letter writing, persuasive/opinion writing, bargaining, protesting, equality, animal rights, conflict/resolution, communication skills, negotiating, and much more!

Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

by Doreen CroninPictures by Betsey LewinPublished by Little Simon Copyrighted: 2000

Dear class, If animals could talk, what would they say? Unfortunately in this story-- they don't talk, but they do find a way to make themselves heard and boy do they have a lot to say! This highly entertaining and comical tale starts when Farmer Brown's cows discover an old typewriter in the barn. They decide to type Farmer Brown a letter demanding electric blankets, as it is too cold in the barn at night. "Click, clack, moo, clickety, clack, moo." With the hens support, they give the letter to duck to carry to Farmer Brown's house. He responds, but it is not the answer the cows were hoping for. After a few more exchanges, the cows decide to go on strike and so do the hens! What's the farmer to do? You'll have to read it to find out! Sincerely, Katherine

Yes, even though the cows have no voice, they made sure Farmer Brown heard them and they did just that through their letters that they sent to him. Their letters were rather short and sweet, too! Their letters were short? Yes they were brief. And their letters were sweet? Well, they weren't really sweet. What I meant was the demandswere direct and clearly stated!

The cows made their voices heard through their letters to Farmer Brown!

Wait! How were their voices heard if cows can't talk?

You can't hear voices through letters!

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This story reinforces that we all have a voice within us and we all have a right to be heard.


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