Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

Why they didn't just name the book "Click, Clack, Moo" is beyond me, but I guess the author (Doreen Cronin) will never have to worry about someone confusing her book with another title.

*Very deftly introduces the art of negotiation to young ones, including the ideas of compromise and neutral party mediation  (arbiter = duck!)
*Also teaches the proper format of a letter, complete with greetings and complimentary closings
*Great twist ending

*Having to say variations of "Click, Clack, Moo" three times on almost every page was not really that fun for moo, I mean moi
*The farmer's logic is a little suspect, since he won't concede to getting the things he wants (milk and eggs), but agrees to a deal wherein the cows surrender their typewriter
*Even though it's funny to think of barnyard animals using electric blankets, they are one of the more dangerous items a child can get his or her hands on and should not be encouraged

I really liked this book because of it's uniqueness and the higher level of thinking it fosters.  It is pretty close to being a Buy, but it just had a little too much "Click, Clack, Moo" in it for my taste.  Still, it is a solid read with quality pictures that are fun to look at.  In other words, if you end up purchasing or receiving it, omitting the aforementioned phrase will enhance your experience immensely.

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