Dooby Dooby Moo

by Doreen Cronin

Other authorsBetsy Lewin (Illustrator)
Paper Book, 2006



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New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2006.


While Farmer Brown sleeps, his animals prepare for a talent show at the county fair.

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LibraryThing member shazam79
very cute, gets giggles from the children. words have to be sung (not read) to common children's songs.
LibraryThing member emilylock86
This cute picture book is about farm animals that are always coming up with schemes that get the farmer wondering about them. This time the scheme was a talent contest at the county fair. The duck was the director of all the acts the other animals were going to put on. The farmer is worried they
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are up to something so he loads them up in his truck and takes them to the fair with him. When it is time for the animals to perform none of them impress the judges. As a last minute save, the duck performs and wins a trampoline for the animals. The farmer never figures out what the animals are up to.

I thought this book was really cute and relates to me when I was younger I always wanted to enter the talent shows. I also always kept my mom on her toes wondering what I was doing all the time.

After reading this book it would be cool to do your own talent show in the classroom. See the creativity the students could come up with and then reward them all at the end of the show. This would get their imaginations going and also maybe cure a little stage fright. You could also perform in front of the whole school.
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LibraryThing member wturnbull06
This book is a good example of fantasy because it is about farm animals that are lead by a duck signing up and participating in a talent show and the duck wins the first prize trampoline which they all jump on in the barn. This would not happen in real life but seems believable in the book.
LibraryThing member acwheeler
This is a wonderful book about some animals on a farm that want to enter a talent show to win a trampoline. However, they first have to practice without Farmer Brown finding out. Farmer Brown is very suspicious and thinks the animals are up to something so he watches them very closely. Farmer Brown
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decides to load up the animals to go to the country fair because he does not trust them. However, the animals tricked him and once Farmer Brown went off to the fair, the animals went and signed up at the talent show. The duck ends up saving the talent show for the animals and they win the first prize which is the trampoline, plus Farmer Brown never finds out. This is a very cute story for students to read and its a good book to use to help students understand the plot of a story.
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LibraryThing member ermilligan
This is a great book about animals on a farm. Each animal has a different talent and they want to enter a talent show. They have to keep it a secret from Farmer Brown so that they can practice. I thought that it was a very cute story and could be a useful tool when teacher children sequence and the
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plots of a story.
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LibraryThing member afmteacher
You gotta' love those zany barnyard critters! In this second book about the ever ingenious animals on Farmer Brown's farm, a talent show contest brings out the star performer in each critter to win the top prize - a trampoline!
LibraryThing member dlsmith5
Level 3 reading. Farmer Brown watched his animals closely. The farmer knew the animals were up to something but could not figure out what. At night the animals rehearsed while the duck and mice scored them. Finally it was time for the county fair. As soon as Farmer Brown was out of sight the
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animals ran to sign in at the talent show desk. The animals all performed except for the pigs who feel asleep. When the farmer got back to his truck the animals were all there like he left them. The duck had won the trapoline and that night all he heard was boing, boing, and boing. The children can host their own classroom talent show.
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LibraryThing member JamieJohnson
Dooby Dooby Moo is a good example of fantasy because it is about farm animals that are lead by a duck signing up and participating in a talent show and the duck wins the first prize trampoline which they all jump on in the barn. This would not happen in real life but seems believable in the book.
LibraryThing member srrush
This is the story of a group of farm animals who want to be in a talent show in order to win a trampoline. At night they practice very hard, but their farmer becomes suspicious. The animals are taken to the talent show and enter the talent show. The duck wins the award of a new trampoline and they
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all go home happy, without their farmer ever finding out what happened!
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LibraryThing member rwheeler08
Genre: Modern Fantasy

Critique of Genre: This is an excellent example of modern fantasy because it describes a group of farm animals that enter a talent show, something that could not happen in real life. The author, however, writes in a way that makes the story believable.

Age: Primary,
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Critique of Setting: (See star rating above)
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LibraryThing member Arianna21
Genre: Fantasy- All of the farm animals participated in a talent show. They sang different songs or danced. This isn't normal to their realistic behaviors. This is why I say it's fantasy.
Setting: Integral. This had to take place at a farm and at a county fair. No other place would there be
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animals and a talent show going on. This book had to take place on a farm or else you wouldn't have any of the characters because they are farm animals.
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LibraryThing member puckrobin
Another fun installment in the ongoing tales of The Cows, Duck and Farmer Brown. Although lacking in quite as much subtext and double entendre for adults, in comparison to the first three books, Cronin and Lewin once again tickle the funny bone with a story that's great fun and illustrations that
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are both eye catching and eye pleasing. I dare you to read this little book and not come away singing the title....
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LibraryThing member szanes
Another fun book by Doreen Cronin. Now the animals cooperate with each other again, to win a great prize at the county fair talent show. They simply have to find a way to get around Farmer Brown! This book works best as a read aloud, especially by someone who knows the tunes to all the songs!
LibraryThing member sdglenn
Great for grades k-2. Children can draw and color pictures of farm animals.
LibraryThing member ydraughon
A good read aloud for grades K - 3. Farmer Brown's animals decide to participate in a talent show. The cows sing, the pigs dance, and the ducks do a version of Born to be Wild. I like Doreen Cronin's other books Click, Clack Moo, and Giggle, Giggle Quack. I think she would be a good person for an
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author study for children.
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LibraryThing member mlucas09
Summary: This book tells the story of a group of farm animals who decide that they want to compete in a local talent contest at the fair in order to win some fabulous prizes. The farm owner is curious as to what the animals are up to.
Genre: Fantasy
Media: Brush and Watercolor
LibraryThing member RachelPeterson
Farmer Brown's barnyard animals are up to something! But he can't quite figure it out, not even in disguise! The animals are preparing for the upcoming talent show, because they want to win the trampoline! They all prepare a song to sing, and duck ends up winning the trampoline! This book is great
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for early elementary students, its predictable, humorous, has fun word play, and exposes children to the farm.
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LibraryThing member benuathanasia
Once again, not as good as [Click Clack Moo], but it certainly is an amusing addition to the series.
LibraryThing member CaittBitt
Dooby Dooby Moo is a continuation of the animals from the story Click Clack Moo. These mischievous animals are at it again, but this time they are practicing for a talent show in town. This book is a great tool to use for children to understand practice, winning, and losing. In the story, just as
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in life, there is one winner, Duck, and the rest have lost. However, the rest are not sad for losing. This is a great opportunity to teach young children that you may not always win or succeed, but its the fact that you tried, and you need to pick yourself up and try again! This book also teaches practice. Throughout the entire story the animals are practicing their acts; all day and all night. Relating this to students is great because they can connect it to their lives, practicing reading, writing, games, sports, instruments, etc!
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LibraryThing member NatalieCJones
This is a very silly, playful, and fun book. It is a fiction work that plays around with animal sounds and song. I enjoyed the light-heartedness of this book, and I would enjoy reading it to children to cheer them up. I loved the bright illustrations, they really helped the story speak.
LibraryThing member Rsantoyo13
Modern fantasy, the story is about some farm animal that take the farmers newspaper and found out about a talent show at the local county fair. The duck is the one who was in charge of what all the animals would do at the show. The cows sang twinkle, twinkle little star. The sheep sang, home on the
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range and duck sang, Born to Be Wild. They end up winning the show and bring back a trampoline as the first place prize.
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LibraryThing member dluby17
This is appropriate for primary grades. This is a modern fantasy. Farmer Brown checks on his animals every night and always ears them sound asleep in the barn. One day duck saw an ad for a talent show at the county fair to win 3 different prizes. He was so interested and the farmer knew he was up
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to something. He watched the animals high and low all day long. The animals got ready for their audition in hopes of winning a prize. The cows and the sheep both sang and the pigs came up with an interpretive dance. The farmer took them to the county fair in order to keep an eye on them. Little did he know they were auditioning the whole time. The cows sang, the sheep sang, and the pigs slept when it was their turn. The judges were not impressed whatsoever, until Duck sang. The animals raced back to the truck to beat farmer Brown and made it just in time. Later that night when he checked up on the animals, he heard them bouncing. Duck had won the trampoline.
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LibraryThing member karleesampson
This is a modern fantasy book about a farmer named farmer brown. He checks on his animals every night and always hears them sleeping in the barn. The duck keeps a close eye on Farmer Brown. One day, the duck decided he was going to enter a talent show at the county fair where he had the chance to
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win three different prizes - he saw this ad in the newspaper. Farmer Brown knew the animals were up to something. The animals were all getting ready for their audition. All of the animals performed, but the judges were not impressed until the duck sang. The duck won the trampoline!
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LibraryThing member Cheryl_in_CC_NV
Of course the pigs did an interpretive dance" to which "the duck snored." And of course a box of chalk is second prize, leaving the veggie chop-o-matic to be third. Poor Farmer Brown - not a clue what his animals are up to.

Reread Sept. 2015. Even funnier this time. Also, this time I'm imagining the
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male human judge, he who is wearing a red ballcap, to be author Michael Perry."
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LibraryThing member catherineparry
Used to introduce Fair week at camp, this could be used to talk about character perspective.


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