The complete edition of the bestselling children’s favorite, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, is now to be had as a Classic Board book!
A told B
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the top
of the coconut tree.”
When all of the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room?
Of course there is at all times enough room for this rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children’s favorite for more than twenty years! Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault’s rhythmic text helps to keep the beat with Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert’s bold, cheerful art. This winning combination has created a series of enduring Chicka Chicka favorites, and now, for the first time ever, the complete edition of the original Chicka Chicka Boom Boom story is to be had as a Classic Board book. With sturdy pages and rounded corners, this portable edition of an impossible to resist alphabet romp will delight a new generation of young readers.
The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming baby book are a lowercase alphabet with attitude. “A told b, and b told c, ‘I’m going to meet you at the top of the coconut tree'”–which probably looked like a good suggestion until the other 23 members of the gang determined to follow suit. Lois Ehlert’s chunky block illustrations show the luxuriant green palm standing straight and tall on the first page, but it begins to groan and bend under its alphabetical burden. First the coconuts fall off, then (“Chicka chicka… BOOM! BOOM!”) all of the letters also end up in a big heap underneath. A very easy board-book version stops there, but this original text goes on to introduce the helping hands of the 26 uppercase “mamas and papas and uncles and aunts.” (Baby to preschool) –Richard Farr
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