Doodeedoo

  • by Tony Gilbert
  • Narrated by Chris Barnes
  • 0 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the tale of Doodeedoo, who was made of socks and superglue by a little mouse with tiny paws, red painted lips, and well-trimmed claws.
She'd read a book called Frankenstein but never passed page 109, and as she said, "I'll have a go!" The mouse picked up some thread to sew... And so the tale goes.
A fun story for children, written in rhyme, and a lesson in not judging a book by its cover... so to speak.

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The kids loved it xx

What made the experience of listening to Doodeedoo the most enjoyable?

Great writing and rymeing and grwat narration.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Doodeedoo love the way he was made.


What does Chris Barnes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

He sets the scenes realky well and adds voice to the charachters.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

I see you Doodeedoo xx


Any additional comments?

This is great for familys to sit down and listernrn to together. Or for the childrens bedtime story.

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- serisa

Charming, creative stories beautifully narrated

If you could sum up Doodeedoo in three words, what would they be?

Charming, rhyming monster-fun.


What did you like best about this story?

There were three stories, so they were all a little different, but overall:

I loved the creativity of the stories - full of imagination, character and atmosphere, which was added to by Chris Barnes' varied and fun performances.


Which character – as performed by Chris Barnes – was your favourite?

Fred was lovely. "Oh what am I to do?" It was both charming and funny, had a morose, wobbly sound to it and made my 5 year old smile.

Chris Barnes does vary his narration in accent and tone from story to story, which gives variety, and he captures the magic and rhythm of the stories, bringing out the childish wonder beautifully.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

All of the stories were very atmospheric, and while they are all told in rhyming couplets, there are some tender moments.

I was quite touched by the boy's initial attempts to reach out to the monster Fred, who shied away from him. It was sensitively read, and the image of a self-protective monster was quite a touching one.


Any additional comments?

I loved DooDeeDoo and Super Fred. Real classics, with memorable characters that I know we'll want to relisten to. The House Inside the Forest was also beautifully written and beautifully read - but I felt it had a darker, spookier edge than the other two, so felt slightly more suitable for older children than my (just) 5 year old.

Saying that, she still enjoyed it, and it's the tiniest of quibbles. I just felt that the other two matched each other more in tone.

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- Anna

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-07-2014
  • Publisher: Tony Gilbert