Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type

Have you found the book yet?

The one that your toddler can’t get enough of– the one he (or she) wants to read every. single. night?

We finally found the book for L (22 months.) We read him Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type and he was immediately hooked. He participates by mooing on cue, pretending to be shocked by the animals’ actions and eagerly (and I mean eagerly) turns the pages to find out what happens next.

The story begins with a disgruntled looking Farmer Brown. He has a big problem– his cows found his old typewriter and love to type. He couldn’t believe it… until he found a note from his cows with a specific request for electric blankets.

Farmer Brown rejected their request– which left the cows no choice but to go on strike.

“Sorry.

We’re closed.

No milk today.”

(The words “No milk today,” grabbed L’s attention like no other– the boy loves milk.)

Back and forth they went with perfectly typed demands. The chickens got involved and still Farmer Brown wouldn’t crack– even after reading “No eggs today.”

Eventually, they strike a deal– the typewriter in exchange for the blankets. Farmer Brown dropped off the blankets in the evening, and Duck was supposed to deliver the typewriter to him the next morning.

After seeing how the cows & chickens got what they wanted… how could he just take it back to Farmer Brown?

There is a good chance Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type will become the book for your kiddo, so go check it out (and then the rest of the Click, Clack series!)

Click, Clack, Moo Cows That Type (2000)
Doreen Cronin, Illus by Betsy Lewin
Little Simon

Caldecott Honor Book

Hello Knights!

Arms full of books, B (our freshly turned four year old,) managed to snag Hello Knights! out of the board book bin at our library last week.

“Here’s a knight book, Mommy. I think L would like this.”

She was absolutely right– he likes it and she got to read a book and laugh out loud. Oh, my heart!

Hello Knights! has it all– an attention-grabbing story, vivid illustrations, danger, opposites, comedy and… a live band?

It’s a normal day at the castle as the knights (boy knights AND girl knights,) get things started. They rush upstairs, downstairs, here and there getting us ready for the first laugh out loud moment of the story…

After they’re finished preparing the King and Queen for the day, the Knights start guarding the castle.

Suddenly, humongous dragons swarm toward them.

“Dragons BIG
Knights are small
Knights
stand
on the
castle
wall

KEEP OUT!
KEEP OUT!
WE’RE COMING IN!
Will a battle now begin?”

Your littles will be giggling once they see the knights’ choice of defense to stop the dragons’ invasion (ahem, waving the King’s underwear.)

Defenses down, the stunned dragons start “huff-puff laughing dragon-style,” and it’s clear that there is not going to be a battle today. A true happy ending– they all become friends and throw a wild castle party with live music, s’mores and dancing.

Who knew underwear could save the day?

Hello Knights! (2018)
Joan Holub (Illust. by Chris Dickason)
Little Simon