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Cute, but not quite as good as the original. The rhyme scheme seems a little more forced, and the plot doesn't quite flow as well (for instance- why in the world does the zero joining up with 10 to become 100 suddenly make all the threatening bees mysteriously go away?)
Oct 29, 2010 Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy) rated it liked it · review of another edition
Sometimes it is best to stop with the original and not try to duplicate it in a different manner. Though it was a fun read, I kept comparing it to Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom and well this is no Chicka, Chicka Boom Boom. It is a fun way to look at numbers but only ok for me.
Nov 19, 2017 Anna Ryckman rated it liked it · review of another edition
This book followed the very popular Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. that was a story about the alphabet going up to the top of a coconut tree. Chicka Chicka 1, 2, 3, is obviously similar, but with numbers. This is a fun book to read with fun rhymes and a great rhythm. It puts a fun, personal, and creative spin on young students learning their numbers, but I still kept comparing it to the original. This book, instead of a coconut tree, the numbers climb up an apple tree and it’s just n ...more
Jul 01, 2014 Annette Taylor-james rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book to the children especially at circle-time, we review the colors, numbers and discuss any new word or words. The repetition is also good because it helps to re-enforce the concepts. The children love to read this book.
Bill Martin, Jr. (1916-2004) was an elementary-school principal, teacher, writer, and poet. His more than 300 books, among them the bestselling classics Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See; Polar Bear Polar Bear What Do You Hear; Panda Bear Panda Bear What Do You See; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, are a testament to his ability to speak directly to children. Martin held a doctoral degree in early ...moreMore about Bill Martin Jr....
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