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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
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Oct 16, 11

Read in October, 2011

Genre: Alphabet Picture Book

All the letters of the alphabet are trying to get up a coconut tree, but is there enough room up there for all 26 letters? The letters might have to learn the hard way.

a.) A major strength of this book is the characterization assigned to each of the letters.
b.) The letters are the main characters of this book; they have personalities, dialogue, etc. They are young kids who are playing and having a good time just like children usually do. It shows that illustrations don’t need to be elaborate to create a character in a story. It can be as simple as different colored letters.
c.) My favorite example of how the authors characterized the letters of the alphabet is by including the letters’ “parents”. They are the upper case letters of the alphabet. This helps readers to understand the concept of this book a lot better.

Curriculum Connection: This is a concept picture book that introduces the alphabet to young readers. It also introduces upper case and lower case letters. This book helps young readers to remember the order of the alphabet.
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