Cows unite! Farmer Brown's cows find an old typewriter and start sending him messages demanding better working conditions. Farmer Brown refuses to give in to their demands, so of course they go on strike and are soon joined by the hens. Doreen Cronin’s classic, award-winning picture book has been made available in a leveled reader format (Level 2, for children starting to read longer sentences). The story is hilarious and original, and Betsy Lewin's comical illustrations pair perfectly with the simple, funny text. It’s also a great and simple way to start a discussion on labor movements and working together. The twist at the end involving the mediator duck feeling empowered to make his own demands will leave young readers laughing.
A fun “Letter from the Pig” writing activity to go along with the book is available for free download here.
Lauri Streeck, Penworthy Representative
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