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Format:
Title:
Dooby dooby moo
ISBN:
9780689845079

9781442489820

9780689837265

9781416926405

9781416996170

9781415691663
Edition:
1st edition.
Publication:
New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2006.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents:
Story with page-turn signals -- Story without page-turn signals -- Born to be wild -- Pigs dance.
Summary:
While Farmer Brown sleeps, his animals prepare for a talent show at the county fair.
Reading Level:
003-007.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 3.1.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 109621.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.3 1 Quiz: 39597.
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Summary

Summary

Sure, they can type, but did you know that Farmer Brown's animals can sing ? The bestselling duo, Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin--who brought you Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type; Giggle, Giggle, Quack; and Duck for President --cordially invite you to the county fair, where the talent is truly wild.

Duck and his friends are at it again. But this time they're pooling their considerable resources to win a local talent show, because first prize is a trampoline!

The cows want to sing.
The sheep want to sing.
The pigs want to...dance. Dance?

And Duck? Duck just wants to win that trampoline. But first he'll have to handle Farmer Brown.


Author Notes

Doreen Cronin was born in Queens, New york. She grew up in Merrick, Long Island. She attended Pennysylvania State University where she majored in journalism. Eventually she found herself using her journalism background in the world of publishing. and she turned her sights toward law and attended St. john's University School of Law. She went on to work as an attorney in a Manhattan Law firm. She wrote her book Click, Clack, Moo, Cows That Type in 1995, shortly after the death of her father. It took another five years, however, before the book was published. She stated in her bio that this book was not only her first published book but also the easiest book to write, taking her only about 20 minutes to jot down the story. The book went on to become a Caldecott Honor Book. While the book eventually met with great success, publishers rejected it repeatedly for several years until a publisher eventually called her with the news that it would be published. Her success as a children's author continued with books such as Diary of a Worm published in 2003 and winner of Parent's Choice Award Slver 2003 Picture Book, Diary of a Spider published in 2003 and Rescue Bunnies. She made the 2013 New York Times High Profiles List with her title Click, Clack, Boo!: A Tricky Treat.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 5

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-One morning while reading Farmer Brown's newspaper, Duck sees an ad: Talent show at the County Fair. This gives Duck an idea. He is certain that with a little practice, his farmyard friends can sing their way into winning first prize-a slightly used trampoline. When the big day arrives, Farmer Brown, suspecting the animals will get into mischief if left unattended at home, decides to bring them to the fair. No sooner does he leave the parking lot, when his worries are proven correct. Lewin's illustrations speak volumes and no one is better at "Fa la baa," "Whacka whacka quack," or "Dooby dooby moo-ing" than narrator Randy Travis. Together they create a first prize-winning combination. © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly 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 ? 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.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Horn Book Review

New board book editions of the popular stories are smaller than the originals but otherwise unchanged. In Click, cows and other farm animals use a typewriter to demand their due; and in Dooby, the clever animals win a trampoline in the county fair talent competition. The stories and humor will likely fly right over the heads of the board book audience. [Review covers these titles: Click, Clack, Moo, and Dooby Dooby Moo.] (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

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) Copyright ©Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

PreS-Gr. 3. When Duck reads about an upcoming talent show at the county fair ("1st prize: A TRAMPOLINE"), he organizes the animals on Farmer Brown's farm into nightly rehearsals. On Saturday evening, suspecting that the animals are up to something and reluctant to leave them alone for long, the farmer loads them all into the back of his pickup. They sneak off to the contest and wow the judges with stellar performances such as Duck's "QUACK, QUACK, QUACK, QUUAAAAAACKK" ("Born to Be Wild"). The clever, deadpan story is fun, but the droll illustrations, strong strokes of black lines washed with watercolors, ratchet the comedy up a notch or two. Like the other books in the series that began with the Caldecott Honor Book Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type0 (2000), this amusing picture book makes a terrific read-aloud choice. Parents and teachers will find it well suited to sing-along storytimes. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2006 Booklist