Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?

Written by Dr Seuss

For ages 0 to 6

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This book is best for:
  • copying sounds
  • onomatopoeia
  • rhyme
  • speech sounds


Moo moo! Buzz buzz! Pop pop pop! This call-and-response book by Dr Seuss explores the exciting sounds Mr Brown can make with his mouth and voice. See if you can do them too!

Mr Brown Can Moo is a silly rhyming book that encourages children to imitate sounds through the use of onomatopoeia. It’s great for very young children who may have limited sounds in their speech inventory. Practice simple words like “hoo hoo” and “moo moo”. See the list below for more words. This book can also be used to encourage reluctant early readers to have a go at reading as the repetitive phrases like “Mr Brown can go like a….” and "how about you?" will give them the confidence to keep reading.

For further speech and language goals to target using ‘Mr Brown Can Moo! Can You?’, see the list below.

Book Details

Story Plot: Repetitive Tale

  • animals

Speech and Language Targets

Speech Sounds:
  • /b/ - boom boom boom
  • /ch/ - choo choo
  • /d/ - dibble dibble, dopp dopp
  • /h/ - hoo hoo
  • /k/ - tick tock, knock knock, eek eek
  • /m/ - moo moo, boom boom
  • /p/ - pop pop, pip
  • /t/ - tick tock
  • modals (can)
  • subjective pronouns (he)
  • action verbs
  • labelling
  • figurative language - onomatopoeia
  • how (how about you?)
Rhyme & Sound Awareness:
  • copying sounds
  • rhyme
Book Info

Published by HarperCollins Publishers in 2003 (ISBN: 9780007169917)

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