Boom Chicka Rockby John Archambault, Suzanne Chitwood, Suzanne Tanner Chitwood
From the co-author of the bestselling Chicka Chicka Boom Boom comes this adorable counting adventure for children of all ages! Suzanne Tanner Chitwood's colorful collage artwork features mischievous mice dancing through the story. Readers can count down the Congo Line and tally up the Tangoing, Tip-Toeing mice on every page, and learn about time,/i>
From the co-author of the bestselling Chicka Chicka Boom Boom comes this adorable counting adventure for children of all ages! Suzanne Tanner Chitwood's colorful collage artwork features mischievous mice dancing through the story. Readers can count down the Congo Line and tally up the Tangoing, Tip-Toeing mice on every page, and learn about time, too!
A rollicking, rhythmic romp through the numbers. Read it out loud-it rocks.
Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
- Penguin Young Readers Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 8.87(w) x 11.15(h) x 0.37(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
Meet the Author
John Archambault is a poet, a former journalist, a story-teller, a songwriter and a prolific author of children's books. Born in Pasadena, California, Mr. Archambault attended the University of California, Riverside, as well as Columbia Teachers College in New York City. He travels all over the country, speaking to children and teachers about the joys of reading, and has created six musical CD compilations with Youngheart Music. He has also written over a dozen books for children, often collaboarting with Bill Martin, Jr., as in the popular Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, for which he is best known. Mr. Archambault lives in Yorba Linda, California.
Suzanne Tanner Chitwood has had a passion for art ever since she was a little girl. A former elemenarty art teacher, she made her debut in children's books in 2002 with her picture book Wake Up, Big Barn!, which was praised for its unique torn-paper illustrations. Ms. Chitwood lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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A few weeks ago, my little boy checked out Chicka Chicka Boom Boom from the library. He loved the rhythm of the book. So I did a little research and found Boom Chicka Rock. Boom Chicka Rock used numbers like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom uses letters (that will be another review), and is every bit as silly and fun. The illustrations are bright and intense, although a bit too rough for my taste. That doesn't mean they won't appeal to a three-year-old, because he often surprises me.
"Boom Chicka Rock" by John Archambault is based on twelve little mice who dance around the table looking for food. Each mouse in the story represents a number on the clock. Number 1 gets out of his cuckoo clock spot and he finds that there is a birthday cake on the buffet table. All twelve mice wait for Max the cat to take his nap so they can all get out dance around and feast on the cake. This story is a rhyming book to keep the children more into it. Overall this book is very well written and illustrated and I recommend it.