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Duck and his friends are at it again.

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 has three small problems:

1. Farmer Brown
2. Farmer Brown
3. Farmer Br
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 8th 2006 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2006)
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Tammra
Definitely a five star book when read by Diane Kukahiko!!
Krystal
Author: Doreen Cronin

Genre: Fictional picture book

Publication Info: Atheneum (2006)

Reading Level: Early-Transitional; Ages 4-8

Topic/Theme: Agriculture/ Music and singing

Issues Addressed: This book offers a challenge to stereotypical view of a farm. Although, the farmer wears his straw hat with hay sticking out of his mouth, the animals are spontaneous and fun.

Classroom Uses: Read Aloud (could incorporate musical instruments), Readers Theatre

Summary: The animals on the farm find out about a talen
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Bridgette
I chose to listen to the recorded book “Dooby Dooby Moo” by Doreen Cronin and narrated by Randy Travis. The story is about a group of farm animals that decide to enter a talent contest at the county fair to win a trampoline.
Based on the criteria of the Odyssey Award, “Dooby Dooby Moo” has effective narration. Randy Travis, the narrator, does a great job convincing the listener with his tone and voice as he narrates. His voice quality is extremely clear and has a southern accent which is fitting
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Amy Musser
Famer Brown keeps a very close eye on his animals. Every night he listens as the cows, sheep, pigs, and the mischievous Duck snore. Duck finds an ad for a talent show at the county fair. First prize is a trampoline, only slightly used. So he gets all the animals to rehearse right under Farmer Brown’s nose. At the talent show, the cows and sheep sing, the pigs sleep through their interpretive dance, and Duck wows the crowd with his rendition of “Born to Be Wild.” That night when Farmer Brown list ...more
Megan
Jul 18, 2011 Megan rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids
It isn't often that a sequel to a popular children's book ("Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type") is as good as the first, if not better. However, "Dooby Dooby Moo" may just be the rare exception!

The animals on the farm have just learned that the local fair is hosting a talent show, and everyone is eager to take to the stage to perform. The grand prize this year is a brand new trampoline, and the cows, pigs, and sheep are all in on the action. Farmer Brown soon becomes suspicious of their antics whe
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Library Quine
This is a book that it's impossible NOT to sing! "Dooby, dooby, moo ...".
The farm animals want to win a trampoline at the county fair. So behind the farmer's back the cows, sheep, pigs and duck enter the talent show. The animals receive mixed reviews so duck steps forward and struts his stuff with a rendition of "Born to be Wild".
Kids will love to join the the animal's version of Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.
You can laugh and have lots of fun with this book. Just make sure that you remember t
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Carole
This fourth book in the series--Click Clack Moo, Giggle Giggle Quack, and Duck for President--Dooby Dooby Moo is just as good as the previous picture books. The author and the illustrator are perfect together. Each book has been funny, not only the words but the expressions on the animals' faces. Again, the animals make their own choices for what they want to do, not the farmer. These books are perfect read-alouds all the way up to middle school.
Selina
In Dooby Dooby Moo Farmer Brown has many animals on his farm and little does he know they love to perform and sing and dance. Farmer Brown does become suspicious of his animals and attempts to spy on them. But hears nothing. There is a fair soon coming and all the animals prepare a tune, Farmer Brown takes all of his animals not knowing they are in a talent completion. When he leaves the truck his animals leave as well. They go to the talent show and the duck ends up winning. All the animals ret ...more
Camille Ryckman
Brief summary Farmer Browns animals go behind his back to practice for and enter a talent show.
Annotation - A rollicking fun story about the cow, the pigs and the ducks who really want to be in a talent show and ultimately win the trampoline grand prize.
Age appropriateness 3-6
Connection to six early literacy skills
Print Motivation - this story really allows for a great print motivation because it is so much fun to read
Five practices
Singing - this story allows for a lot of singing since they ar
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Stephanie
This is a very cute children's story.

I would primarily recommend Pre-K through 3rd grade for this book. My 3 year old also enjoyed the story and she laughed a lot.

This story focuses on the barnyard animals wanting to win a talent show at the local fair. They practice at night when Farmer Brown thinks they are asleep. Farmer Brown is very suspicious of the animals so he watches them constantly, except for at night when he listens outside of the barn thinking that the sounds he is hearing are the
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Laurie
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Maxzine Rossler
Dooby Dooby Moo tells the story of a group of animals who are extremely strong minded. They decide to enter a talent contest because the grand prize is a trampoline, but they must face Farmer Brown first. The illustrations really help the reader connect to the animals and the comedy of the book, and also give children the intellectual picture of the animals having a good time.

I can relate to this book because when I was younger I used to work on a farm, and all the wild things the animals use to
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Sami
A review of: Dooby Dooby Moo

Publishing Details: Dooby Dooby Moo
Author: Doreen Cronin
Year: 2006
Publishing: Simon &Schuster

Introduction: In Doreen Cronin’s Dooby Dooby Moo, she tells another silly story about the animals on Farmer Brown’s farm. They are always getting into some sort of mischief which leads Farmer Brown to keep a very close eye on them, especially this time.

Description: One morning when Duck is reading Farmer Brown’s morning paper he sees something interesting, a talent sho
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Ch_beth Rice
Dooby Dooby Moo by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin is a fun, silly story about Farmer Brown (of Click Clack Moo: Cows that Type) and his scheming animals. The farm animals want to win a talent show so the cows and sheep plan to sing while the pigs plan an interpretive dance. Farmer Brown can tell the animals are up to something so he doesn’t leave them alone and goes as far as taking them to the fair with him. As it turns out, this was exactly what the animals needed to happen. In t ...more
TheRLPL Rice Lake Public Library
Patron Review:

Another great book by Doreen Cronin! I felt this one had many parts that only adults would understand (but most of that was in fine print more in the picture than in the story, however added much to how hilarious the book is!) My children loved that I could sing that songs of the animals in their voices. A great read.
Wendy Daniel
Making animal noises to the tune of well-known songs is great fun for kids of all ages. The cows, pigs, and sheep come up with a grand plan to enter the local talent show, and it unravels from there. The use of sounds and words and songs make this a great book for phonological awareness.
Brittany Koontz
Author: Doreen Cronin

Illustrator: Betsy Lewin

Genre: Fiction Picture Book

Year Published: 2006

Reading Level: Kindergarten-3rd Grade, Late Emergent

Topic and Themes: Living on a farm, Helping one another, Animals

Curricular Use: Read Aloud, Readers Theatre

Social: Farming Life, Funny, Fun

Literary Elements: Onomatopoeia, Personification

Text and Pictures: The pictures and text go together very well. The pictures are very colorful and would be eye-catching to a child.

Summary: There is a talent show that
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Hilary Viohl
This is my students' favorite book this year (I have grades K,1, and 2). We have read it over and over and over and over... they have it memorized! Even though we have read it repeatedly, they still laugh at it.

One MUST sing this book.
Karen
My five-year-old son picked this book out from our local library this week. I was pleased.

I remember when this book came out. I was a children's librarian and I teaching the story-telling part of the babysitting class at the library. I pulled this book for the "older kids" -- first and second grade. I had to teach the babysitting class kids the tune of "Born to be Wild". The kid who was reading the part, ducked out at the last minute, so I had to sing it for him. Great fun.

I thought this book
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Alicia Scully
Poor Farmer Brown can't keep his animals in line. He knows that they're planning something when his morning newspaper is mysteriously cut up but the farm animals don't seem to be doing anything out of the ordinary. He hears the standard sounds from the barn each night and he tries his best to discover what they're up to. The animals have a plan of they're own--this year, they're going to win the talent show at the fair and wow the judges with their fine singing skills. Kids will enjoy the charac ...more
lucem
Apr 29, 2008 lucem rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: toddlers-preschool
Shelves: award, audio
AUDIO SELECTION (but I only found book ISBN on goodreads)

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

This audio title is perfect for storytime as it will get the audience laughing and singing along. Have the picture book handy as it is a hilarious visual for listeners. Country singer Randy Travis’ voice is blended masterfully with musical songs and background “chatter” of barnyard animals. Page-turning signals are optional and two additional music tra
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Jessica
As with Cronin's other books revolving around the same characters, this one was just as funny and enjoyable as the rest. I love how the animals outwit the humans. :-)
Natalie Weber
This would be a great story for younger ages. The story is very funny. The children will enjoy the parts when the farmer doesn't know what the animals are up to.
Mary
As with Thump Quack Moo, I wasn't as engaged. A pleasant enough story and nice illustrations, Another 2.5. Remember, Rescue Bunnies is my favourite!
Sam
No, Daddy. No sing! Read! (Sam has loved every book in this series. He didn't like it when I tried to sing the singing parts)
Shawna Sachs
Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin wrote another great book with the farm animals. Dooby Dooby Moo is about the animals wanting to enter the fair's talent show to try to win the trampoline. Duck is helping the cows, sheep, and pigs work on their performances. Farmer Brown is keeping an eye on the animals but can not figure out what they are doing. He does not want to leave the animals at home because he is worried about them so he bring them to the fair (just where they wanted to go in the first plac ...more
Regina
If there's one thing you can say about Duck, it's that he always figures out how to get what he wants. What does he want this time? A trampoline! And there is one up for grabs for the winner of the town fair. Duck decides to stack his options and convince all the other animals to sign up as contestants. But when his last entry, the pigs, fall asleep just before their turn, he has to take drastic measures. As usual, this all takes place under Farmer Brown's clueless nose.
Funny and cute.
Adrienne
So funny! Those animals crack me up. Definitely a great one to read with the kids.
Tim Johnson
Reasonably good with funny illustrations. Kids will invariably enjoy it.
Kim
All of these books are fun to read. This one was no exception.
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Doreen Cronin was a practicing attorney in Manhattan when her first book Click, Clack Moo: Cows That Type became a publishing success. But her book was not published overnight, in fact, she had written this barnyard tale even before attending law school but only received rejection letters from publishers. Five years after submitting the original manuscript she got a call from a publisher who want ...more
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