Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3
and 2 told 3,
"I'll race you to the top
of the apple tree."
One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, rollicking, joyous book for young children. As the numerals pile up and bumblebees threaten, what's the number that saves the day? (Hint: It rhymes with "hero.") Read and count and play and laugh to learn the surprising answer.
Bill Martin lived the last 11 years of his life in the east Texas woods near Commerce, Texas. A Kansas native, Bill graduated with a teaching certificate from Emporia State University. He taught in Kansas and was an elementary school principal in Chicago before he moved to New York Ci...more
Uses: read-aloud in the primary grades; independent reading for early readers; possibly...more
Summary: This book is similar to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, except instead of letters they incorporate numbers. They use numbers and rhyming throughout the whole book. The illustrations in this book show digits climbing up an apple tree which represents the content on each page.
Response: This book has the same concept as Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I liked that the author mentioned numbers one through twenty, then went from twenty to one hundred counting by tens. This is an intere...more
My son loves this book right now! (age 3 1/2) Book goes up to 100. The numbers are climbing the apple tree, 1-20, then by tens 30, 40, etc, to 100. O is always asking "Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3, Will there be a place for me?" He ends up at the top of the tree with 10 to make 100. There are some bees in the book who cause the numbers to get out of their tree.
Not as great as Chicka Chicka Boom Boom but it...more
This book features the art of Lois Ehlert just like the original book. It's not as good as the original in my opinion but decent. Very similar in structure to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom but there's an apple tree this time. It counts higher than Boom Chicka Rock (1-20 and then 10s to 100).
The illustrations are cut paper.
For reasons unknown to me, the numbers decide to climb into an apple tree. Some climb just for the fun of climbing and some are after the apples. The zero, wants in on the fun but can't figure out how to participate.
Numbers from 1 to 99 go up the tree and then there is no room for zero. Zero begins to cry. Bubble bees shout, “GET OUT OF OUR TREE!” and all the numbers fall out but zero. “0 lands on top of the tree, joins with 10. Now 100 you see!” “Chicka chicka 1, 2, 3….Here’s the place that’s just for me!” All the numbers come back on the tree and zero...more
Genre: number book
Themes: counting, rhyming words
Annotation: In this spin-off of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Bill Martin, Jr. creates a number book that has the numbers paired with a rhyming word or phrase that helps children connect with the number.
Ways to use the book with children: counting, number recognition
I read this to my kids and they want me to read it every night, it is a great way to help kids learn to count, it rhyme...more
You could use thi...more
The book is written in a story form using the numbers as characters in the book. It rhythms throughout the book so students learn word families and words with the same ending sounds. Also, it involves counting up to 100. Students will need to know how to count...more
This would be a great read aloud book for a Pre-K-K classroom where children are learning about numbers. The pictur...more
Second this book tackles number 1 to 100 in a short amount of time. It's a fun idea and the book goes through the numbers both forwards and backwards, but as a teacher I find it too much information in one place.
Third, the book skips between numbers in sequence and counting by tens with zero thrown in throughout.
If your intention is to find a counting book you'll want to go with something a little simpler to begin. If this is just meant to b...more
I was disappointed with this book. The descriptions of the numbers were no where near as cute and clever as the letters in the other book. Unlike the letter book, the counting backward seemed forced. The placement of the zero to make 100 seemed gimicky.