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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

eBook - 2011
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There is always enough room on your child's bookshelf for this Classic Board Book edition of the rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children's favorite for over thirty years!
A told B,
and B told C,
"I'll meet you at the
top of the coconut tree"

In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no—Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!

Countless children—and their parents—can joyfully recite the familiar words of this beloved alphabet chant. Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault's rhythmic text keeps the beat with Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert's bold, cheerful art. This winning combination has made the Chicka Chicka series an enduring classic.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers


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SCL_Justin Jul 19, 2019

The great rhyming makes this alphabet book one you'll easily memorize (especially if your child enjoys it as much as our toddler does).

Jul 09, 2019

This book is one of my childhood’s best book I've ever read. It is amazing and I would definitely recommend it to any age level as the book reminds you of when you were a kid. The words that are written in the book rhyme. The colors used in the book are very appealing to youngsters. This book is very simple and easy for new readers. It also teaches readers the alphabet which is one main thing you learn before writing. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is illustrated by Lois Ehlert. She is known to be an illustrator of children's books, most having to do with nature. In my opinion, I would read this book whenever and wherever I could as it brings joy and happiness to me. Overall this is a great book and I definitely recommend it! @Bookworm5755 of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The first thing you notice with this book is the bright colors! I love how it’s so bright and pops every page you flip too! Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is about how the alphabet wants to go to the top of a coconut tree and the adventure. They try to get the whole alphabet to fit on the coconut tree...but oh no! The illustration in this book is incredible because it has a bunch of different colors and when a child reads it, they will love it! The book is very exciting and I know many children that grew up with this book. I would recommend this book to children between the ages of 2-6. 5/5. @aesthetic of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

May 29, 2019

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is about letter going up a tree and falling down a tree. I liked this story because it has the alphabet in the story.

Apr 27, 2019

circle ice breaker ; hello Rosie, how are you? Spell your name and we'll clap for you
table work; using model of name, write letters in canopy of chicka chicka boom boom palm tree

CedarMill_RebeccaM Sep 26, 2018

Love using this silly alphabet book where letters have unique personalities! Having families get a rhythm going on their lap while reading aloud and joining in on the repeated phrases makes for a fun story time experience.

Jun 19, 2018

My daughter loved this book....awesome book for 2yr Olds

Apr 06, 2017

A Must have! I will be buying the whole collection!

Oct 04, 2016

My 2 year old daughter absolutely loves this book. She cried when she saw me putting it in the book drop at the library. We'll be checking it out again soon.

Sep 22, 2016

"A told B, and B told C, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree." One of my favorite ABC picture books from childhood, I can still recite it by heart! A must-read classic for beginning alphabet learners.

Apr 27, 2016

Bright, colorful letters race up the coconut tree and tumble down into a heap. Kids loves the bright colors and saying "Chicka chicka boom boom!"

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