Dr. Seuss's Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
Children's book review by Steve Barancik
Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises
We'd be hard-pressed to find a parent on the planet who doesn't teach their toddler all the basic animal sounds.
"What sound does a cat make?"
Well, Dr. Seuss's Mr. Brown takes sounds to a new level. I mean, can you identify the following sounds?
You'll be able to once you share Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? with your young ones. Because of course:
I can tell you from experience that reading this moo-along together is great silly fun. Proof? The book was one of the best-selling children's books of the 20th century.
In no time your child will be trying to repeat the sounds (between giggles). In fact, the final two pages contain all the sounds in sequence for you and your child to repeat as fast as you can. It goes like this:
POP POP POP
KLOPP KLOPP KLOPP
CHOO CHOO CHOO
TICK TICK TOCK
KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK
A SLURP and a WHISPER
and a FISH KISS too.
Mr. Brown can do it.
How about YOU?
No child can resist the challenge! Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?
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