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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Martin, Bill, Archambault, John, Ehlert, Lois (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 068983568X     ISBN-13: 9780689835681
Publisher: Beach Lane Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2000

Annotation: 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.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Stories in rhyme.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Alphabet
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: BL 00011810
Lexile Measure: 530
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 11.00" H x 8.50" W x 0.25" (0.35 lbs) 40 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q02091
Reading Level: 1.9   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
"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

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall)
This favorite of young children, parents, and preschool teachers since its original publication is now available in full in a standard-sized board-book format. (A previous edition included only half the story.) This version contains the entire tale, from the trek up the tree through the pileup and rescue, to the letter A's "dare double dare" in the moonlight.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall)
An oversized board book edition of one of the liveliest, jazziest alphabet books on record. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1989 October #2)
In this bright and lively rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race each other to the top of the coconut tree. When X, Y and Z finally scramble up the trunk, however, the weight is too much, and down they all tumble in a colorful chaotic heap: ``Chicka Chicka . . . BOOM! BOOM!'' All the family members race to help, as one by one the letters recover in amusingly battered fashion. Poor stubbed toe E has a swollen appendage, while F sports a jaunty Band-Aid and P is indeed black-eyed. As the tropic sun goes down and a radiant full moon appears, indomitable A leaps out of bed, double-daring his colleagues to another treetop race. This nonsense verse delights with its deceptively simple narrative and with the repetition of such catchy phrases as ``skit skat skoodle doot.'' Ehlert's bold color scheme, complete with hot pink and orange borders, matches the crazy mood perfectly. Children will revel in seeing the familiar alphabet transported into this madcap adventure. Ages 2-6. (Oct.) Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.
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