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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

A Chicka Chicka Book

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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 cocunut 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 Ehlert's rainbow of bright, bold, cheerful colors makes the merry parade of letters unforgettable.

From Publishers Weekly

Oct 01, 1989 – 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.


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Customer Reviews


We have this book in paperback. The kids really like the rhyming with boom boom. I thought that I might get an electronic version to have it with us wherever. But our paperback copy cost $5.00 less than this ebook. A used copy can be had for less than half that. There is no good reason why an electronic version should cost more than paperback. Just say no to greedy publishers.


I LOVE this book! I still remember being in kindergarten and always checking out this book at the library.

And the best thing now is that my two little boys love this book as well :)

But I'm not going to spend 13 bucks on this. I have bought two hard covers from half price books and have spent 7 dollars on each one. I certainly will purchase this once the price is lower.

Rip off

My kids love this book! Think I paid two bucks for it through our book club. I wouldn't pay $12.99 for this so so book even if it came with day off! Buy this rip off if you like to throw your money away. Wish I could give negative stars, two thumbs way down:(

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
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  • $3.99
  • Level: Grades P-3
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Alphabet
  • Published: Mar 22, 2011
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 40 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: A Chicka Chicka Book
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 3 or later and iOS 4.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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