Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

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Overview

A told B,

and B told C,

I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree

In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no -- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that ...

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Overview

A told B,

and B told C,

I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree

In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no -- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

The well-known authors of Barn Dance and Knots on a Counting Rope have created a rhythmic alphabet chant that rolls along on waves of fun. Lois Elhert's rainbow of bright, bold, and cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable.

An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.

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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. Ehlert's bright, graphic illustrations join the jazzy foot-tapping rhyme. Watch out for that imp, A!
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this bright and lively rhyme, the letters of the alphabet race each other to the top of the coconut tree. When X, Y and Z finally scramble up the trunk, however, the weight is too much, and down they all tumble in a colorful chaotic heap: ``Chicka Chicka . . . BOOM! BOOM!'' All the family members race to help, as one by one the letters recover in amusingly battered fashion. Poor stubbed toe E has a swollen appendage, while F sports a jaunty Band-Aid and P is indeed black-eyed. As the tropic sun goes down and a radiant full moon appears, indomitable A leaps out of bed, double-daring his colleagues to another treetop race. This nonsense verse delights with its deceptively simple narrative and with the repetition of such catchy phrases as ``skit skat skoodle doot.'' Ehlert's bold color scheme, complete with hot pink and orange borders, matches the crazy mood perfectly. Children will revel in seeing the familiar alphabet transported into this madcap adventure. Ages 2-6. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Jan Lieberman
Are you bored with the classic ABC song that ends " Now I know my ABC's, won't you sing them back to me"? Then try this jazzy song with a tropical beat. "A told B, and B told C, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.'" "Whee!" asid D to EFG, "Ill beat you to the top of the coconut tree." The race is on and the big question is "Chica chica boom boom, will there be enough room?" What a grand way to start a wintry day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689835681
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2000
  • Series: Chicka Chicka Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 411
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: AD530L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Martin Jr (1916-2004) has been called “America’s favorite children’s author.” He wrote more than 300 books for children, including the classic texts Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, illustrated by Eric Carle, and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, illustrated by Lois Ehlert.

John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller who worked with Bill Martin Jr on several projects. He lives in Idyllwild, California.

Lois Ehlert has created numerous inventive, celebrated, and bestselling picture books, including Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, The Scraps Book, Mice, Ten Little Caterpillars, Rrralph!, Lots of Spots, Boo to You!, Leaf Man, Waiting for Wings, Planting a Rainbow, Growing Vegetable Soup, and Color Zoo, which received a Caldecott Honor. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2000

    Calm a 1 Year Old!!!

    My 1 year old son does not like being read to as he is a hands on, active child. But when I started reading Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to him, he would sit in my lap as long as I read it. Soon he was getting the book, bringing it to me and climbing in my lap on his own. Any book that can get MY son that excited about reading is a winner. Plus, this is one of the only BABY books that I can have fun reading. And when you have to read a book 23 times in a row, YOU HAD BETTER LIKE IT!!!

    29 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2011

    Why so pricey?

    Whats with the costs beimg so high for these kids books? This gem of a book is only $3 in print at tj maxx. Please tell me prices will come down for these. I got this new nook just for my kids to have their books on heretoo...but not at these prices!

    18 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 4, 2011

    Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Review: CUTE BOOK

    This is a great book for toddlers, as well as adults alike. It's such a good and adorable book about the abcs climbling up a coconut tree until it collapses! The book is awesome, but the price...whoa! I still remember back in the day when my teacher read this book to me in kindergarten...such good memories! Overall, this is a wonderful book that is highly reccomend to young children all over the world. Enjoy!

    17 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2012

    I love this book!!!!

    In kindergarten I use to love this book and I still so if I were you I'd totally buy it!!!!!!!

    12 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 19, 2011

    Sad day

    It is very expensive for what you get. I thought I read in one of the reviews that it was an interactive book. That is why I purchased it. I have this book at work (preschool) on a cd and it is read as a song and so much better than this :( . For the price I am very disappointed!

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Love it

    My daughter loves this book. They read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom at her preschool, and it is one of her favorites. So, I bought it for my Nook Tablet, and I have no complaints.

    The "read to me" feature is great. All ebooks should definitely have this option. We can hear the narrator (Ray Charles) just fine, and the colors are vibrant. I highly recommend this as an ebook. It would be a 5-star book if it were more interactive.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Wow

    Wow this for 12.99 its so expensive

    9 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    BOLD, BRIGHT, AND BEAUTIFUL

    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 be read again and again.

    This version is printed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original published in 1989, and gives a new generation of children the opportunity to learn as they play beginning with "A told B, and B told C, `I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.'"

    There's a festive commemorative poster on the inside of the dust jacket decorated with brilliant polka dot candles and a headline reading "A told B, and B told C, `Let's celebrate twenty years of climbing up the coconut tree!'"

    Enjoy!

    - Gail Cooke

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2011

    CHICA $

    Nice story but sound quality on this book is poor. Not worth $12.99.

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    Average

    This book is better just buying it at a store it is not very a good ebook for a nook.

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2011

    Too expensive!

    I love this book for my kids, but $12.99 is way overpriced! It's too bad, because my 4 year old loves to read books on my Nook Color and I won't pay that much.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 27, 2009

    Book is fantastic - but don't be misled by the Ray Charles CD (he doesn't sing)

    My son is 2 and has memorized this book - it's really helped him learn the alphabet (including "big" and "small" letters) in a fun way. This review isn't of the book but of the book+CD combo kit.

    My husband had run across a "song" version of the book online (some guy singing the book to acoustic guitar). Anyway, when I saw this book+CD kit @ B&N, I assumed Ray Charles would be singing the same song - but unfortunately, all Ray does is read the book - no singing by him on the enclosed CD whatsoever. There IS a song version on the CD, but it's sung by a bunch of kids (think how Sesame Street etc sounds)... For me, I was looking forward to Ray Charles singing it (assumed it would be one of those rare non-grating kid-CD's to own)...but not so.

    Of course there's no mention of this on the packaging, which is why I feel it was misleading and was disappointed. My son likes it. But if I weren't so lazy, I'd probably return it on principle alone.

    The spoken version (by Ray) and the kids' version isn't horrible... but it's not worth the money IMHO - you can enjoy the book by itself and if you really want to learn the "song," find it on youtube to sing it yourself. Just don't make the same mistake I did and assume you're getting Ray singing on the CD.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2012

    Money

    I wish they would put it for free i would have got it for my lil sis

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2012

    Loved it

    I recommend this for kid ages 2 & up! My music class used to read this book , me and my classmates loved this book. I even recommend this for grown ups. Even if i am a pre teen i still read this book when i get the chance to read it to my little cousins

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    I remember this book from when I was little.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 11, 2011

    Book+was+recorded+too+low%21

    We+can%27t+enjoy+the+Read+to+me+even+with+the+volume+full+blast+%3A%28

    4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

    Great for young readers

    I first read this book at the age of 17 and fell in love with this book immediately. I used this book as a flannel board project and the kids loved it. As you read this book, you develop a natural rhythm. It is great for young readers to help with their alphabet recognition. This book goes in alphabetical order and uses both uppercase and lowercase letters so the young readers are able to identify what letters go together. This book is an absolute must have for those learning the alphabet in a fun way.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Chika chika boom boom

    I love this book so much i even have in my own room :)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Boring

    I think it is short.

    And very boring.

    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2011

    Okay at best

    The audio track lacks animation and tone reflection. My two and a half year old grandson prefers for me too read this story to him so I regret purchasing this on my nook.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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