Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Our Home in Song

This is one of a series of books by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. We like Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type. It's clever and ridiculous. We've read both Giggle, Giggle, Quack and Duck for President and they were fine, but Dooby Dooby Moo is by far my favorite. We borrowed it from the library, complete with audio CD, but the kids really seem to like it best when Kansas Dad or I do the voices and singing. I suppose we can really ham it up for them. (No pun intended; the pigs in the book are interpretive dancers, not singers.) I think the humor in this book is easier for the kids to understand; the animals are not only acting as animals should not, they are being just plain silly. Plus, how can I resist a book that takes our own blog to heart? (The sheep sing Home on the Range.)

Last night, as I was nursing Second Daughter to sleep, I could hear the other two in their room singing and giggling like cows, sheep and Duck. I know it's not really appropriate bedtime behavior, but it was amusing and endearing. (They had also quieted down by the time Second Daughter was sound asleep, though I still had to go in twice later to redress First Daughter, diaper and all.)


  1. Thanks for the review. We'll have to check this one out. We have two of the others, but I haven't seen this one before.

  2. I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!! Even if they were written by a lawyer ;)

    Perhaps my favorite segment of all of them is in Click Clack Moo:

    "Dear Cows and Hens,
    You are Cows and Hens. I demand Milk and Eggs.
    Farmer Brown"

    Perhaps it is because I am married to a lawyer...very much a lawyer (fourth or fifth generation or something like that)...anyway, it's how he talks. Dead on. Love it!


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