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BKTR Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka #1)

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"A told B, / and B told C, / I'll beat you to the top of the coconut tree." Rascally A entices the whole alphabet up the tree, but the tree cannot handle the weight. All the lowercase letters come crashing to the ground, "Chicka chicka... BOOM! BOOM!" Uppercase letters rush in to comfort the little ones, and all is well-for a while-in this irresistible alphabet book. Ehler ...more
Paperback, 40 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by Aladdin (first published January 1st 1989)
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Jason Koivu
* * * Sung & reviewed by my niece and I * * *

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is an alphabet learning book and waaay below my 6-year-old niece's reading level, but we enjoyed the heck out of it anyway!

Letters A through Z climb up a coconut tree. Eventually they fall with a boom, only to begin all over again.

The rhyme scheme in this book makes it excellent for singing. Plus, the words "chicka chicka boom boom" punctuate some of the pages, making for a great chorus. So, I sang the book and my niece pro
Andre Gonzalez
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quick and fun read with the kids!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a story about the alphabet letters climbing a coconut tree. The lower-case letters climb up the tree, but the tree bends and the letters fall out. Then capital letters (the older relatives) help the lower-case letters back up into the tree. Each of the lower-case letters gets hurt during the fall from the tree and the book describes each letter’s injury. Then, at night, letter “A” dares the other letters to catch him while he climbs the coconut tree.

Chicka Chicka Boom
Oct 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this one. I read it to Gabe for the first time today and I can tell he's going to love it too. He was enthralled by the rhythm.
Sep 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is one that I remembered reading as a kid but before I re read it I couldn't remember what it was about. It was a fun tongue twisting rhyming book that I'm sure any kid would enjoy reading/listening to. The colorful pages and big print make it easy and entertaining to read as well.
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kid
We read this often. It makes Emily smile. :)
Gail Cooke
Jun 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

You're not going to believe this alphabet book - it's bold, bright and beautiful! Brilliant colors fill each polka-dot bordered page as the alphabet begins its adventurous journey to the top of a coconut tree. The rhymes are irresistible and fun to read again and again.

CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM 2010 is the first oversized board book edition, and in this case bigger is definitely better – more eye-popping than ever. Originally published in 1989 this alphabet book has appealed to generations of you
Although I see this on many children's lists, and it was in the "Kindergarten box" I borrowed from the library (A whole box you can check out that are picked out a head of time based on a theme, letters, numbers, shapes, etc.), but my kids found it "okay". I'm wondering if maybe it just didn't hold their attention long enough for them to understand the story. It' is a cute concept with nice illustrations, just not one of our favorites.
This was such a fun little book to read this week. I absolutely adore this story and the illustrations that go along with it. My mom used to read this book to me as a little girl and we even had "Hoover family dance moves" that correlated with the "chicka chicka" portions. Overall this story is an exciting and fun free read for children. Definitely geared towards a younger audience, but I think it should be read by or too children as they grow up.
Mallory Dreiling
I enjoyed this book as a kid. It teachings basic counting principles and now has a song to go with it. A good way to teach kids basic counting skills.
Lia Snegireff
One of my favorite books when I was younger :D
Oct 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book CHIKA CHIKA BOOM BOOM by Bill Martin Jr. is a story about the little letters of the alpabet who want to beat eachother to the top of the coconut tree. Will anyone win or will they get hurt trying to get to the top? If you read the book you will know. I liked the colors in this book and it was funny. Whoever likes silly storys should read this book.
Oct 09, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fun alphabet rhyme when one get's tired of the classic ABC song.

The colors and the artwork are superb in this fun alphabet book. They are simple, bright and a pleasure to look at, which is a must in a picture book. The rhyme is fun and catchy and sure to engage small children. There is even a dramatic, if simple story, as the letters climb and then fall from the tree. The sound effects are fun and really add to the enjoyment.

My only real complaint is the messed up letters. Some of the letters
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
All six of my kids either really love or have loved this book. Our kindergarten and preschool always include it in their curriculum. I like it because the lowercase letters are the focal point of the story, and yet the capital letters are all included as well. I wouldn't use it as an introduction to the alphabet. I'd always recommend a book focusing on the capital letters for that. But once a child knows at least most of the capital letters, this book is a great way to introduce the lowercase on ...more
Amazon rated this book as one of the top 100 influential books for Children and after checking it out from the library I have to agree that this book should be read to children of all ages. You get to learn about the alphabet and at the same time find an enchanting story to entertain kids and yourself.

The story is about how the alphabets in alphabetical order start to climb this coconut tree and everything seems perfect at first but then later on the tree cannot handle all those letters and CH
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BEST BOOK EVER! It is about the alphabet's adventures!
This was the first book I heard my children "read" to themselves. The easy rhythm of the words following through the alphabet are very memorable and just plain fun to say. This story lends to dancing and singing and is wonderful for beginning K or preschool. It is a fun way to learn the alphabet as well. It is an alphabet book, very easy to read, with colorful pictures, so I would classify it as a picture book.

The story of this book is the letters of the alphabet meeting at the top of the coconu
Geneva Roberts
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: numbers
This book was colorful which alone was appealing for me but also the "chicka, chicka , boom boom!" rhyme was very catchy and my five year old and two year old sons were having fun repeating it hours after I had read it to them. The book delivers a fun story and lesson on the letters of the alphabet and recognition. This book would be a must have for any classroom for early childhood educators.

extension- have some magnetic letters and either draw a coconut tree or have one put up with magnets an
Margaret Chind

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Definitely ruined in the storybook treastury form The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury, but worth it completely on it's on.

Reprinted and/or excerpt included in The 20th-Century Children's Book Treasury: Picture Books and Stories to Read Aloud.
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is an amazing children's book. This is a rhyming, mystery, alphabet recognizing, and a sing along all in one. When I read this book to my niece's and nephew's they loved it they would chant Chicka Chicka Boom Boom will there be enough room as they anticipated on seeing what was going to happen next. This is a wonderful book to read to children for amusement as well as learning alphabet recognition and to introduce rhyming.
Jun 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a gun to read alphabet book that was one of Matt's favorites when he was tiny.
Kelly Ramsey
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rhyming, colors
I remember reading this book in Ms. Murphy class. This was a very fun book about the alphabet rhyme. It had a very repetitive chorus for the children to enjoy saying aloud as you read to them. This book repeats the whole alphabet twice and it makes it really fun with the children when you say the sounds of each alphabet.
This book could be used in the following categorizes counting, rhyming, and learning the alphabet.

When reading this book, explain to you children that when yo
Jackie B. - Death by Tsundoku
I read this to my 3 year old nephew. He absolutely LOVES letters. This board book is very colorful and easy to read. I really enjoy that the letters in the story text are all in bold. It made it very easy for my nephew to find the letter and "read" along.

I would have liked the printed text to be a bit bigger so he could follow along better in general. But the illustrated letters are all clear and easy to find. We ended by opening to a page and playing "hide and seek" with the letters. Dude naile
Tameika King
Summary: The letters of the alphabet race to find room on top of a coconut tree.

I absolutely loved this book. I found the illustrations to be wonderful and a great way to grasp the attention of young children. The book repeats certain phrases which is also great for a young audience because they can read along. I would use this book with a group of pre-schoolers to work on letter recognition.

Isha Barrie
This is one of my most memorable children's books. It's a fantastic way for children to learn their ABC's in a fun, easy manner. The rhyming aspect of the book makes the book entertaining not only for children but also the adults reading the book. Also the illustration of the book may be simple but it gets the job done it allows the child to focus on the words and get into the song of the ABC's.
Torrie Wilson
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a silly book that teaches students the alphabet. I believe students love it so much because of all the funny things the letters do in the book. The repetition of "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" gets students to stay attentive throughout the book because they know that part is coming and they can say it with me as I read.
Feb 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mackers, easy-reading
This is Mackers' favourite book this season. We're already on our second copy as the first is completely worn out (and only a month old). This book is an excellent resource for teaching lowercase letters.
Scott Deppong
Interesting way to approach the alphabet, I was hoping for more character development in some of the letters. The sneaky and fearless lower case a did elude to a possible sequel in the future.
random weirdo
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dawn Shaver
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
Fun book about the letters of the alphabet.
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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 ...more
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