Joshua’s Bookshelf!: Dooby Dooby Moo, by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

[This review is based on the paperback edition published by Scholastic in 2008.]

So what’s it about?
Farmer Brown’s animals want to enter the county fair’s talent show! The cows are planning to sing “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”; the sheep are preparing to perform “Home on the Range”; the pigs are going to do an interpretive dance; and Duck, who oversees their rehearsals, has a surprise of his own under his wing for the talent show. Farmer Brown is suspicious of his animals and, hoping to keep an eye on them, unwittingly drives them to the show!

What did we think of the book?
Dooby Dooby Moo was so much fun to read! The person reading has to sing at several points in the book (if you just read the words instead of singing them, they’re much less funny!), and at one or two points I thought Doreen Cronin was trying to channel Frank Sinatra! Joshua enjoyed identifying all of the farm animals, dancing along with my (terrible) singing, and laughing at how the story ended. The book may be meant for children, but there are several wink wink nudge nudge moments for the grown-ups, too!

Would we add it to Joshua’s bookshelf?
Dooby Dooby Moo is hilarious! Even if Joshua hated it — and he definitely didn’t — I would want to keep the book for myself! It’s a fun read, and I promise that you and your children will be hysterically laughing by the time you read the last page!

  • Love your review! This book sounds like a lot of fun for kids and parents.

  • readathomemama

    Thanks! It is!