Book Review: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Rating: ★★★★☆

This book tells a simple, pleasant story of junior members of the alphabet racing up a coconut tree, then falling out when the tree gets too full.  The letters are then rescued by their parents, the capital letters.  Very rhythmic and fun to listen to for small children, and a wonderful aid to learning the alphabet, although the “chicka chicka boom boom” refrain may get old for parents reading aloud.  It is illustrated in Lois Ehlert’s distinctive collage style.  There have been several songs written to supplement the book.

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Publication Information: Martin, Bill Jr.. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Archambault, John (Author). Ehlert, Lois (Illustrator). Simon & Schuster. 1989. ISBN: 067167949X.
Categories: 4 Stars, Age 00-04, Honey For a Child's Heart, Read-Aloud Handbook, World Nifty 50
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Posted on May 12, 2010


1 Response to Book Review: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

  • KDC says:

    There is also the followup “Chicka Chicka 1-2-3″, which is perhaps not as good but still definitely worth getting from the library if your kids liked the style of this one.

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