Friday, March 13, 2009

Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type

We found our latest favorite picture book last weekend. Abigail was using up the last bit a of gift card at Borders and fell asleep, leaving her Daddy and I to pick it out. He came up to me, very excited, and presented Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. I was excited that he'd found it on his own, because I had wanted for years to buy it.

I used to work at a national chain bookstore planning events (booksignings, children's activities) and doing the marketing and pr for our location. As part of that, I also planned the storytime hour, and sometimes led them. It can be difficult to find books that are able to hold the attention of a group of babies and young toddlers and that can also entertain the parents (enough so they'll want to buy the book). As soon as Click, Clack Moo was released, we started reading it on a regular basis.

Click, Clack, Moo is about a group of cows who learn to type and the demands they make of a long-suffering farmer. There are lots of fun noises to make, and the watercolor illustrations won the book the Caldecott award in 2001. The book is recommended for ages 3-7, but the story moves quickly enough for younger children.

1 comment:

momandkiddo said...

This is a great book! We love her other books, too.