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Click, Clack, Moo by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin number 2 in the top 10 picture books

 

Farmer Brown has a problem. He starts to hear typing sounds coming from his barn. He soon finds out that cows have found an old typewriter in the barn, and are using it to type notes requesting things from Farmer Brown such as electric blankets to keep them warm at night. Farmer Brown refuses, so the cows, who are willing to withhold their milk until they get what they ask for, go on strike. Soon, the hens type a similar note asking for electric blankets as well, and after Farmer Brown furiously refuses to provide them, the hens go on strike as well and refuse to lay eggs. Farmer Brown realizes this makes it impossible to run a farm. In a furious attempt to re-establish normalcy, he uses another typewriter to send a note back to the cows, declaring they do not need the things they are asking for and that their job is to produce milk and eggs so he can run his farm. The cows hold an emergency meeting, at the end of which they seemingly come to a resolution. They promise the farmer that if he gives them electric blankets, they will give up their typewriter. A duck who acts as a neutral party agrees to deliver the typewriter when the cows have received the electric blankets. Farmer Brown decides the deal is fair, so he leaves electric blankets for the cows and waits for the duck to deliver the typewriter. Instead, the ducks send him a note which states that their pond is boring and they would like a diving board, at which point the story ends.

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