Thursday, March 7, 2013

Read-Aloud Thursday - Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type & More

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We are only now getting around to reading the Click, Clack, Moo books by Doreen Cronin. Right now my 4 year old is fascinated with these and I think they are just perfect for her stage of life. I am usually brought a different book every night to read to her. She can't get enough of these. She liked Duck for President , Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack: An Alphabetical Adventure, and Click, Clack, Splish, Splash: A Counting Adventure, but her favorites have been Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, Giggle, Giggle, Quack, and Dooby Dooby Moo (which was my personal favorite). We haven't read Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure but I'm sure by the end of the day this will have been remedied.

Honestly, I find them on the twaddly (is that word?) side but I think there are several things which appeal to kids. The first is the repetition of phrases such as:
Click, clack, moo. Click, clack, moo. Clickety, clack, moo.
Delani just loved rolling these phrases around in her mouth and then trying to make up her own. She would also take the books and 'read' them to herself since she had a good idea of how the stories went.

The second is that the characters are pretty much the same in every book with a few exceptions, but not enough to make it seem like a whole separate book. Delani could recognize from the covers that they 'went' together.

Lastly, these are just crazy stories. Cows typing notes to the farmer? Cows, ducks, sheep and pigs that perform in a talent show? Then there is Duck who some how by the end is the star of every book.

Even though I would consider these stories as twaddle they are just a great fit for my daughter as it is help build her pre-reading and comprehension skills, plus she is having a great time doing it!

So now I am going to share my favorite part which comes from Dooby Dooby Moo:
The cows sang "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star."
Dooby, dooby, dooby moo. Dooby moo, moo, moo, moo, moo.
This just tickled my funny bone and I had fun reading this part. And lest you think these may drive you nuts, these books aren't too dull for adults. There is quite a bit of humor interspersed for the older reader.

See what others are reading aloud over at Hope is the Word.


  1. I love those books too! I think you would also enjoy Karma Wilson's books like Cows Come Home and Hogwash (if you are not already familiar).

  2. We have enjoyed these books as well. A bit of twaddle now and then is ok; sometimes we just need to be silly.

  3. My kids love these stories too...even my almost nine year old daughter seeks them out to read!



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