Bovine Kerouacs

Kids are like sponges, soaking up information left and right--especially the bookworms. I'm sure most rued the day they picked up a copy of Animal Farm, expecting a tale of Old MacDonald or something and instead getting an earful about the terrors of Animalism/Stalinism and a distaste for pork. Well, it took more than 50 years, but Doreen Cronin made it safe for kids to go back to the farm with her Caldecott Honor Book, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, and the Dallas Children's Theater is bringing it to the stage with a musical adaptation by James E. Grote and George Howe. In this family-friendly tale, Farmer Brown's cows and chickens discover an old typewriter and learn about revolt, rebellion and peaceful negotiation (thanks to a duck), all in an effort to keep warm. Take the kids to the opening of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and expect some negotiations on the way home. There will be additional performances Fridays through Sundays until February 22 at the Rosewood Center for Family Arts, 5938 Skillman St. Tickets are $14 to $24. Call 214-740-0051 or visit
Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 1:30 p.m.; Sundays, 4:30 p.m. Starts: Jan. 23. Continues through Feb. 22, 2009
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Jennifer Medina

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