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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom BRDBK REP Edition
Contributor(s): Martin, Bill, Jr., Archambault, John, Ehlert, Lois (Illustrator)
ISBN: 1442450703     ISBN-13: 9781442450707
Publisher: Little Simon
    OUR PRICE: $7.20  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: August 2012
Annotation: In a rhythmic alphabet chant, all the letters race one another up the coconut tree. On board pages.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Alphabet; Fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Alphabet
- Juvenile Fiction | Concepts | Sounds
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2012034333
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Classic Board Books
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 7.25" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (0.84 lbs)
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q02091
Reading Level: 1.9   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall)
This favorite of young children, parents, and preschool teachers since its original publication is now available in full in a standard-sized board-book format. (A previous edition included only half the story.) This version contains the entire tale, from the trek up the tree through the pileup and rescue, to the letter A's "dare double dare" in the moonlight.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall)
An oversized board book edition of one of the liveliest, jazziest alphabet books on record. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 1989 October #2)
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.) Copyright 1989 Cahners Business Information.