Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)


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

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ISBN-13: 9780613284431
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication date: 07/01/2000
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 2 - 6 Years

About the Author

John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller, who worked with Bill Martin Jr on several projects. He lives in Yorba Linda, California.  Vivist him at

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
IEliasson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An anthropomorphic alphabet comes to life in vivid multihued cut paper collages. Not your typical alphabet chant¿mischievous lower case/children letters climb a coconut tree to the pulse of rhythmic chant which crescendos when they all come tumbling down. Will delight even the youngest audiences and engage them in letter recognition with a funky beat. Improves with repetition!
Ginac on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful little picture book that`s a hit with young children. It`s a fun book that kids seem to really enjoy and is a great way to teach them about the alphabet. The illustrations are large, bright, colourful and attractive. Kids will also find it easy to follow along as the book has a catchy rhythm describing the letters as they race up and down a coconut tree. This particular version includes the letters of the alphabet. There is however, another version of this book that uses numbers. In addition, some versions also come with a CD. While not an award-winner, it is extremely popular and highly recommended by parents of pre-schoolers and early learners.
Heather19 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have very specific memories about this book, because I remember that the first time I ever heard of it was in my grade school's auditorium. Some of the lower grades had put up posters about this book, and the posters intrigued me so much that I ended up hunting down a copy and reading it, even though I was probably 3-4 years older then the recommended age group. This is a very cute rhyming book that I think many children will love.
sarah_walker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" is a songbook that tells a funny story about the lowercase alphabet. On a whim, lowercase "a" wants "b" and "c" to follow him up a coconut tree. Of course, each letter tells another and the message is spread: meet us at the top of the coconut tree. But as the little letters continue to climb, they wonder, "Will there be enough room?" Hilarity ensues.The book is a fun and exciting way for young children to remember the alphabet. While most children learn the regular ABC song, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" personifies the alphabet in a witty way. Lowercase "a" is depicted as the ring leader of the operation and only wants to have fun. He even starts the whole game again after everyone has gone to bed! I still remember to this day how my kindergarten teacher read this book to us. "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" has created many memories and will create many more.As the teacher, I would buy an audio version and allow the students to listen to the story before we read it. I would assign a letter to each student and they would draw their interpretation of the letter. As a class, we could bind all of the drawings together and make our own book. Due to the length of the book, two classes could come together to perform the song in its entirety.
ceklepper on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have always loved this book! It serves as a very fun and interesting way for children to learn the alphabet!
barnes08 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about the alphabet and a coconut tree. The entire letter climbs up the coconut tree, and they fell. Through out the book it has the saying ¿Chicka chicka boom boom¿. The upper cases letter came out to help the lower cases that fell. Then all the lower cases got up. The full moon came up and the letter a tried to go up the coconut tree. I thought the book was cute. The alphabet letters are cute and I like how the upper cases letters help up the lower case letters. This book is great for teaching the ABC¿s. This book is an concept book. I would use this book with teaching the alphabet. This book would great for younger grade school age 2 to 8. I could have the children write the letter of the alphabet. Maybe to make it more fun, I could have them place the letter under a coconut tree. Also discuss the difference between lower cases and upper cases letters.
menaramore on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
All of the lower case letters go on a journey up the coconut tree. As they climb, the tree becomes full and can not hold them any more. They all fall to the ground, and the upper case letters come to comfort their little ones. This book is great for learning letters and distinguishing upper and lower case. The book is short and entertaining. Kids and adults can read the book together and both have a good time. I reccomend this book and will use it in the future myself.
JamieJohnson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for pre K or Kindergarten students who are learning their alphabet and letter recognition. This is a fun book with a good rhythm to it that makes it exciting to read. Bright pictures and words make it a fun book for the younger
chelsiking on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A very fun & enthusiastic book! Creates a song about our alphabet racing to the top of a coconut tree, allowing the reader to sing & remember their alphabet.
allawishus on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A mildly cute rhyming alphabet book, enhanced by simplistic illustrations and bright, vibrant, almost neon colors.It's cute, but I'm too lame to figure out why it's a classic of the alphabet book genre.
AngMarWilson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is about letters of the alphabet making their way up a coconut tree. From A to Z, one right after the other, they make their way. Eventually, the tree becomes to heavy and all the letters topple out of the tree. But in the end, they start their journey back up the tree again.I love this book! I think it is a wonderful book to read to children who are just learning the alphabet. It is very catchy and very colorful. Those two things are very useful when teaching children.I would definitely consider reading this book to my class and I would utilize an art project after reading this book to my students. I would also go over the alphabet with the whole class and see if we could come up with our own catchy way to recite the alphabet.
csweat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a fun story about the lowercase alphabet seeing who can get to the top of coconut tree first. Too many of them causes the tree to bend and they all fall off.Their uppercase alphabet parents help them get untangled. Then its time for them to go home and get in bed. But, there is a full moon and the lowercase a starts it all over. This to me can be applied to children always waiting to be the first at everything. My teenage son is this way. I think it is the competiveness of most children. In the classroom, I would have the lowercase alphabet cut out of construction paper and have different things like stickers, pom poms, ribbon, and pretty paper for them to decorate. Then talk to them how everyone is different and talk about not everything is a race. It is more important to take your time and do your best.
McClendon on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book for kindergarten! It teaches children the alaphabet as the letters climb up the tree.
EricaD on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Very cute book and an excellent way for students to learn the alphabet.
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