deeann, May 29, 2010 (view all comments by deeann)
"A told B, and B told C, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.' " When I think of teaching the alphabet and letter recognition I think of this book. The simple bold illustrations of letters rhythmically climbing to the top of the coconut tree all the while building suspense as we wonder, "Chicka chicka boom boom! Will there be enough room?" In the text the letters, A,B,C etc., are in upper case while in the illustrations they are in lower case. This offers a great visual teaching moment without being pushy. There are so many lesson plan ideas for letter recognition and rhyming patterns that you can really have fun with this book. Have a Chicka Chicka Boom Boom week and develop progressive lessons that will build on each other each day. www.wondersomestorytime.com
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Jennifer Starkman, July 7, 2007 (view all comments by Jennifer Starkman)
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is , without a doubt, one of the best ABC books I have ever come across. As the letters dance their way up the coconut tree and come flying down again, the rollicking rhymes will have both adults and kids laughing at the antics of a normally inanimate alphabet, and the parent-child relationship alluded to between capital and lower-case letters adds a note of sweetness without being overly sappy. The little details in Lois Ehlert?s cutout-style illustrations are great for helping kids identify individual letters (?skinned-knee h,? for example, has a bandage on its ?knee?). Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a highly-recommended addition (both by me and by my young ?testers?) to any early-childhood library.
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Children and their parents can joyfully recite the familiar, rhythmic refrain of this beloved alphabet chant. The lively rhymes and bold pictures of this perennial bestseller are now available in a full-size, quality paperback edition. Full color.
A told B,
and B told C
"I'll meet you at the top
of the coconut tree."
Countless children — and their parents — can joyfully recite the familiar words of this beloved alphabet chant. The perfect pairing of Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault's lively rhymes, and Caldecott Honor artist Lois Ehlert's bright, bold, cheerful pictures made Chicka Chicka Boom Boom an instant hit and a perennial favorite.
This full-sized, quality paperback edition will bring even more fans to this endearing, enduring classic.
Chicka chicka boom boom!
Will there be enough room?
There will always be room for Chicka Chicka Boom Boom on every child's bookshelf!
In a rhythmic alphabet chant, all the letters race one another up the coconut tree. Young readers and their parents can joyfully recite the familiar rhythmic refrain.
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