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Dooby dooby moo, by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

Label
Dooby dooby moo
Title
Dooby dooby moo
Statement of responsibility
by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While Farmer Brown sleeps, his animals prepare for a talent show at the county fair
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Tone
Character
Illustration
Review
  • K-Gr 3 –When Duck discovers an ad in the paper announcing a talent show at the county fair (first prize, a slightly used trampoline), Farmer Brown’s animals are unstoppable. The cows and sheep concentrate on their singing while the pigs work on interpretive dance. How the suspicious farmer could ever confuse all this noise with routine snoring is a bit of a stretch, but the hilarious late-night practice scenes inside the barn will help readers make the leap. At the talent show, the cows and sheep impress some of the judges, but lack of sleep has the pigs truly snoring when it is time to perform. Fortunately, Duck steps in to save the day with a winning version of “Born to Be Wild.” After the talent show, Farmer Brown suspects nothing until he hears “boings” coming from the barn. Comical watercolor illustrations provide the punch lines to many jokes within the well-paced text. Some of the sophisticated humor will go over the heads of most children, especially the witty footnotes that pepper the story. However, like Click, Clack, Moo (2000) and Giggle, Giggle, Quack (2002, both S & S), this story makes a great read-aloud, and fans of the series will be ecstatic to see another episode of mischief in the barnyard.–Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA --Julie Roach (Reviewed August 1, 2006) (School Library Journal, vol 52, issue 8, p78)
  • /* Starred Review */ What do you get when a bunch of farm animals decide to enter a talent contest to win... a trampoline? Sounds like the latest joke at the watercooler, but it's just Cronin and Lewin (of Click, Clack, Moo fame) at it again, with an off-the-wall tale poised to deliver giggles galore. Here they reprise their bovine beauties crooning à la Sinatra. But they are not the only contestants of the barnyard persuasion: the pigs practice an interpretive dance and Duck belts out his rendition of "Born to Be Wild" in performances sure to amuse young and adult readers alike. While children will enjoy the pure silliness of singing animals alone, older readers will appreciate Cronin's tongue-in-cheek asides, such as the footnote about the trampoline being "slightly used," along with a legal disclaimer. Lewin's expansive brush strokes pay further tribute to this tall tale of animals that sing and dance behind closed barn doors. By story's end, the animals have returned to their regular routines, except for the extra "boing" in their song—whose source comes clear in Lewin's closing image of the animals enjoying the well-earned prize. Fans will hope for many more farmyard adventures from this dynamic duo. Ages 3-7. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed June 19, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 25, p61)
  • Those self-actualized animals down at Farmer Brown's return for a welcome new caper. Their leader, Duck—who reads the farmer's newspaper daily—notes that the upcoming county fair will feature a talent show. Bent on first prize (a "slightly used" trampoline), he directs the cows' rehearsals of "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," the sheep on "Home on the Range" and the pigs' slumber-inducing interpretive dance. Since Farmer Brown can't trust this crafty herd, he loads them into the truck, parks and heads off for the fair's free barbecue. The animals—naturally—enter the contest and perform, with decidedly mixed results, and it's Duck who once more brings home the bacon. When Farmer Brown resumes snooping outside the barn that night, he hears "Dooby, dooby BOING! Fa la, la, la BOING! Whacka, whacka BOING." Yet again, Lewin's watercolors delightfully extend Cronin's text. Her gestural black brushstrokes enliven everything from a bristly welcome mat to the animals' clandestinely pleased expressions as their duped farmer crowds them into the fair-bound truck. (Duck, of course, rides shotgun.) Great fun. (Picture book. 3-7) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2006)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
147468
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cronin, Doreen
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
003-007
Interest level
  • LG
  • K-2
LC call number
PZ7.C88135
LC item number
Doo 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 3
PerformerNote
Illustrated by Betsy Lewin
Reading level
  • 3.1.
  • 3.1
  • 2.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lewin, Betsy
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Click, clack, moo books
Series volume
0006
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Talent shows
  • Domestic animals
  • Farmers
  • Talent shows
  • Domestic animals
  • Farmers
  • Humorous stories
  • Domestic animals
  • Farmers
  • Talent shows
Target audience
preschool
Label
Dooby dooby moo, by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Story with page-turn signals -- Story without page-turn signals -- Born to be wild -- Pigs dance
Control code
ocm61694633
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689845079
Lccn
2005024213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780689845079
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61694633
Label
Dooby dooby moo, by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Story with page-turn signals -- Story without page-turn signals -- Born to be wild -- Pigs dance
Control code
ocm61694633
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780689845079
Lccn
2005024213
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780689845079
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)61694633

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