Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You?: Dr. Seuss's Book of Wonderful Noises (Bright and Early Board Books Series)

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Hears an introduction for babies to the wonderful mishmash world of sounds. Listen to the cow's moo, the frying eggs' sizzle, and the thunder's boom boom boom. There are plenty of noises for everyone!  

Mr. Brown is an expert at imitating all sorts of noises.

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Overview

Hears an introduction for babies to the wonderful mishmash world of sounds. Listen to the cow's moo, the frying eggs' sizzle, and the thunder's boom boom boom. There are plenty of noises for everyone!  

Mr. Brown is an expert at imitating all sorts of noises.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679882824
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1996
  • Series: Bright & Early Board Books(TM) Series
  • Edition description: Board Book
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 1,424
  • Age range: 3 months - 2 years
  • Product dimensions: 4.60 (w) x 5.75 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

THEODOR SEUSS GEISEL—aka Dr. Seuss—is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. From The Cat in the Hat to Oh, the Places You’ll Go!, his iconic characters, stories, and art style have been a lasting influence on generations of children and adults. The books he wrote and illustrated under the name Dr. Seuss (and others that he wrote but did not illustrate, including some under the pseudonyms Theo. LeSieg and Rosetta Stone) have been translated into thirty languages. Hundreds of millions of copies have found their way into homes and hearts around the world. Dr. Seuss’s long list of awards includes Caldecott Honors for McElligot’s Pool, If I Ran the Zoo, and Bartholomew and the Oobleck, the Pulitzer Prize, and eight honorary doctorates. Works based on his original stories have won three Oscars, three Emmys, three Grammys, and a Peabody.

Biography

Now that generations of readers have been reared on The Cat in the Hat and Fox in Socks, it's easy to forget how colorless most children's books were before Dr. Seuss reinvented the genre. When the editorial cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel wrote And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street in 1936, the book was turned down by 27 publishers, many of whom said it was "too different." Geisel was about to burn his manuscript when it was rescued and published, under the pen name Dr. Seuss, by a college classmate.

Over the next two decades, Geisel concocted such delightfully loopy tales as The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins and Horton Hears a Who. Most of his books earned excellent reviews, and three received Caldecott Honor Awards. But it was the 1957 publication of The Cat in the Hat that catapulted Geisel to celebrity.

Rudolf Flesch's book Why Johnny Can't Read, along with a related Life magazine article, had recently charged that children's primers were too pallid and bland to inspire an interest in reading. The Cat in the Hat, written with 220 words from a first-grade vocabulary list, "worked like a karate chop on the weary little world of Dick, Jane and Spot," as Ellen Goodman wrote in The Detroit Free Press. With its vivid illustrations, rhyming text and topsy-turvy plot, Geisel's book for beginning readers was anything but bland. It sold nearly a million copies within three years.

Geisel was named president of Beginner Books, a new venture of Random House, where he worked with writers and artists like P.D. Eastman, Michael Frith, Al Perkins, and Roy McKie, some of whom collaborated with him on book projects. For books he wrote but didn't illustrate, Geisel used the pen name Theo LeSieg (LeSieg is Geisel spelled backwards).

As Dr. Seuss, he continued to write bestsellers. Some, like Green Eggs and Ham and the tongue-twisting Fox in Socks, were aimed at beginning readers. Others could be read by older children or read aloud by parents, who were often as captivated as their kids by Geisel's wit and imagination. Geisel's visual style appealed to television and film directors, too: The animator Chuck Jones, who had worked with Geisel on a series of Army training films, brought How the Grinch Stole Christmas! to life as a hugely popular animated TV special in 1966. A live-action movie starring Jim Carrey as the Grinch was released in 2000.

Many Dr. Seuss stories have serious undertones: The Butter Battle Book, for example, parodies the nuclear arms race. But whether he was teaching vocabulary words or values, Geisel never wrote plodding lesson books. All his stories are animated by a lively sense of visual and verbal play. At the time of his death in 1991, his books had sold more than 200 million copies. Bennett Cerf, Geisel's publisher, liked to say that of all the distinguished authors he had worked with, only one was a genius: Dr. Seuss.

Good To Know

The Cat in the Hat was written at the urging of editor William Spaulding, who insisted that a book for first-graders should have no more than 225 words. Later, Bennett Cerf bet Geisel $50 that he couldn't write a book with just 50 words. Geisel won the bet with Green Eggs and Ham, though to his recollection, Cerf never paid him the $50.

Geisel faced another challenge in 1974, when his friend Art Buchwald dared him to write a political book. Geisel picked up a copy of Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now! and a pen, crossed out each mention of the name "Marvin K. Mooney," and replaced it with "Richard M. Nixon." Buchwald reprinted the results in his syndicated column. Nine days later, President Nixon announced his resignation.

The American Heritage Dictionary says the word "nerd" first appeared in print in the Dr. Seuss book If I Ran the Zoo: "And then, just to show them, I'll sail to Ka-Troo / And bring back an It-Kutch a Preep and a Proo / A Nerkle a Nerd and a Seersucker, too!" The word "grinch," after the title character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, is defined in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary as a killjoy or spoilsport.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Theodor Seuss Geisel (full name); also: Theo LeSieg, Rosetta Stone
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 2, 1904
    2. Place of Birth:
      Springfield, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Death:
      September 4, 1991
    2. Place of Death:
      La Jolla, California

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2007

    This book is a Must Have!

    Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? is a must have book for toddlers and pre-schoolers. This book teaches childeren the sounds that objects as well as animals make.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

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    Love Dr Seuss

    Great beginning reader and interactive by asking children to participate. Wonderful Seuss rhyming and colorful illustrations.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2013

    Fun with Dr. Seuss and the Animals

    Read this to your little one, make the noises and encourage the child to mimic you. You will both have fun while learning to read, identify animals and read.

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  • Posted August 23, 2013

    Really Greak Book!

    This book has a bunch of fun sounds that encourages the readers to try. My daughter loves copying Mommy on every page.
    These board books are very sturdy, they're the perfect size for babies and toddlers. Also the pages are easy for my daughter to turn. With only a sentence or two on each page, the little ones stay interested.

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  • Posted March 28, 2013

    I started reading this to my daughter when she was first born.

    I started reading this to my daughter when she was first born. By the time she was 3 or 4 months old, whenever she would start crying, I would recite this book to her (I had it memorized) and she would completely STOP crying & just listen. She's 14 months now & STILL loves this book!

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

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    Less inspired than some of Dr. Seuss' other work but still worth

    Less inspired than some of Dr. Seuss' other work but still worth many reads.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Can't go wrong

    Really, you can't go wrong with Dr. Seuss, and this one is no exception! This book is best for babies and very young toddlers just beginning to want to talk. It has the repetition babies love. It comes in a small size too for baby's little hands.

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  • Posted April 25, 2010

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    A Classic

    Dr. Seuss' stories are so memorable that even a child can recite them. Our granddaughter is two and loved the sing-song rhythm of this book, as well as the characters whose sounds she could identify. By the end of the story, she was making the sounds when the pages opened. The characters are whimsical and fun, and the rhyme of Dr. Seuss is in itself a form of poetry.

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  • Posted March 20, 2010

    we mlove this book

    we love this book soon we are getting the biggest one....

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    A great book for a toddler

    I bought this for my 3 year old nephew. He loves animals. This is a wonderful book with a really cute story that he can relate to. He does not read yet, but I found out he already heard this story, and he likes to sit with it and read it to himself. The book is in a small format that he can hold in his hands easily. Every time he gets to a part that says Mr. Brown can moo, he makes the sound himself, and very well indeed, and then goes off into giggles. It gives him a lot of pleasure, and after all, that is what reading is supposed to do.

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    How Can You Go Wrong With A Dr. Seuss Book?

    Bought this one and two others for my great-grandson for Christmas. He loves making the sounds. All of Dr. Seuss books are very entertaining and educational. Learning is always fun with Dr. Seuss books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2009

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    GREAT BOOK

    THIS IS A GREAT BOOK AND I RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE. I BOUGHT IT FOR MY SON WHEN HE WAS 5 MONTHS AND I WOULD READ IT TO HIM EVERYDAY.... HE IS 2 NOW AND HE STILL LOVES THIS BOOK I HAD TO BUY A SECOND ONE... HE CAN READ ALL THE WORDS IN THE BOOK THE MOO, BUZZ , DIBBLE DIBBLE, DROP... AND SO ON IT IS A VERY INTERACTIVE AND INTERTAINING BOOK... I GIVE THIS BOOK A LOT OF CREDIT FOR HIS LOVE TO READING AND BOOKS. NOW AT ALL BABY SHOWERS I GIVE THIS BOOK AS A LITTLE EXTRA GIFT....

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  • Posted May 23, 2009

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    My 1 year old twins love this book

    When I tell them to go get a book for me to read to them, they go get this one very often.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    Our Favorite!

    I have bought my 15 month old son dozens of books but this is the one he is constantly bringing to me to read with him. As soon as we start reading, he is trying to make the sounds along with me and gets excited when his favorites come up. I recommend this book to anyone with a young child!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2009

    Loved the Small Size

    perfect for little hands

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2008

    Fun for the young

    Delightful book to read with young children over and over again. Rhythmic language and it's fun to get everyone involved in making the sounds. Very predictable for them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2007

    Boom Boom Boom

    GREAT book for infant on up! My son is almost two now, but this board book goes everywhere. Boom Boom is his favorite part.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2007

    Catchy book that all kids love!

    This is a must have for all toddlers and preschoolers. The hardcover version won't hold their attention, but the board book is a sure fire hit. My two girls absolutely adore this book (and the other Dr. Seuss board books).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2007

    Put It to Music

    I teach kindergarten and my students love this book. We enjoy it when we take sections of the book and put them to music, Oh, the wonderful things Mr. Brown can do! is read and then we sing the animal sounds to Twinkle Twinkle. The last lines, Mr. Brown can do it. How about you? is sung as well. The kids love it and after only one or two readings they are one their own.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2006

    Catchy and Clever

    My three-year-old loves this book so much that I actually have it memorized. It's fun for the reader, too, giving her the opportunity to change voices with each sound: hissing, whispering, cooing, etc. Highly recommended for wonderful rhythmic fun.

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