Dooby Dooby Moo

Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin‘s Dooby Dooby Moo wins points for sheer silliness. After all, a cow talent show? Please. Yet somehow it works. School Library Journal: “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 and Giggle, Giggle, Quack, this story makes a great read-aloud, and fans of the series will be ecstatic to see another episode of mischief in the barnyard.” Giggle factor: about as high as the animals can hop. Adult enjoyment: likely. Illustrations: four jelly jars.

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~ by kaychubbuck on June 22, 2011.

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