The cows discover a typewriter in the barn and learn to type. One day they type a letter to the farmer to let him know that they are cold and they want electric blankets. When he scoffs at their request, the cows leave a note on the door that says "No milk today." The farmer can't believe this and is even more shocked to find that the hens have joined in and are holding out on egg-laying until they also get electric blankets. The farmer sends them back a terse note via a duck and waits to hear the answer. Finally, the cows offer to exchange their typewriter for the electric blankets. The farmer agrees and thinks that things are great ... until he realizes the duck took the typewriter and now the ducks want a diving board for the pond!
This is a cute book. The sketch-type drawings are realistic and colorful. So, when we went back to the library, we grabbed another book by this pair -- Click, Clack, Quackity-Quack: An Alphabetical Adventure.
This one wasn't as interesting for Z as it is just an alphabet book. However, for younger children, this is a fun and unique presentation of the standard ABCs:
beneath blue blankets.
This book features many more animals and a tasty picnic. It seems to be out of print so you will have to look for it at your home library.
Learning about labor negotiations,
K and Z
Buy Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type on Amazon or find it at your local library.