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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Chicka Chicka Book, A
  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon (September 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 067187893X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671878931
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,168 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

A rollicking alphabet chant for the youngest child! All the letters of the alphabet race up the coconut tree in this colorful board book version of the award-winning Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.END

About the Author

Bill Martin Jr (1916-2004) has

been called America's favorite

children's author. He wrote

more than three hundred

books for children, including

the classic text Brown Bear,

Brown Bear, What Do you See?

illustrated by Eric Carle, and Chicka, Chicka,

Boom, Boom
.

John Archambault is a poet,

journalist, and storyteller,

who has worked with Bill

Martin Jr on several projects.

He lives in Idyllwild, California.

Lois Ehlert has illustrated

more than thirty children’s

books, including the Caldecott

Honor Book Color Zoo. She

lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Customer Reviews

One of my favorite kids books.
Elaine S
I was very disappointed to find this was only half the book.
Judith Smith
Fun rhyming rhythm throughout the book.
CATHY PAUL

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

66 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Andrew J on November 29, 2004
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
My daughter (1 y.o.) loves the Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book. Unfortunately, she loves tearing at the pages even more. So we bought the board book version.

Sadly, the story cuts off half way through. This is only Part I. And, really, the more amusing stuff (Black-eyed P, for example), are in the second half.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By History_of_Art_Geek on May 19, 2002
Format: Board book
This exciting little board book introduces the alphabet to infants in a humorous game of tag, "a told b, and b told c, I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree. Whee! Said d to e f g, I'll beat you to the top of the coconut tree." The entire lowercase alphabet makes it to the top of the coconut tree and "chicka chicka boom boom," they all fall down! Colorful and eye-catching, the artwork bewitches little ones, while the sing-songy prose encourages listening and learning. Birth and up.
This book was edited from its original form to accommodate board book standards and objectives - to appeal to newborns, and very young children who are not attentive enough for the full text. "Chicka Chicka abc," is delightfully entertaining for little babies with short attention spans, who enjoy the positive interaction of cooperative play - reading. I do agree that the original edition, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" is actually more amusing, but is in fact more appropriate for older children, 2 years and older. If you must choose between the two interpretations, purchase the original - it is a scream!
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer L. Rogers on February 22, 2001
Format: Board book
As the parent of two kids, age 2 1/2 and 9 months, who has ready this book about 8000 times, I can safely say this is a baby/toddler classic. The syncopation, the bright letters, the build up to a hysterical ending (well, if you're 2!) all add up to a great experience for a young child.
We've got two versions of the book--the board one, which ends with the letters falling out of the tree, and the regular one, which ends with a climbing up that silly tree again. Although I prefer the regular one -- "l is knotted like a tie!" -- my kids really like the version that ends with a chicka chicka boom BOOM!
Although we've not pushed learning letters on our older child, she can recognize the ones in the pictures. While it remains to be seen whether that has any effect on her academic progress, we've all had a delightful time reading together.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By boxwood100 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 3, 2005
Format: Board book
We received this book as a gift when our child was born and I'd never heard of it before. I actually didn't know there was a second half until I found it out here. Anyway, that said, this book is awesome, to say in the least for babies. The rhythm of the book just keeps them attentive for the longest time and they're learning something too. The pictures are gorgeous in it -but don't be taken back by the simplicity of this book. It really does quite a bit for babies and their attention span. Plus, there's nothing like the sound of your voice to them in a rhythmic tone to soothes them to sleep. This is a must for every child. Great, great book!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 13, 1999
Format: Board book
This is the short version of my favorite alphabet book. I would recommed getting the picture book version when children are older, but this board book is a wonderful way to introduce the alphabet! Even my 3 month old loves looking at it because the illustrations are bright and simple. This book (as well as the full-length picture book) is a must have for all young readers.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 4, 2007
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It would have been 5 stars if it had been the whole story. -- I have 2 children (3&6); for them "sharing" is a work in progress. So, occasionally I will purchase "companion" items for parallel play when they have trouble sharing. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is their favorite story. I had purchased the paperback of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom for the 6-yr-old & bought this board book for the 3-yr-old (he is still working through the concept of "touch nicely".) -- While the book is nice & sturdy & has all the same beautiful artwork & words from the 1st half of the original story, it is still -- only the 1st half of the original story! And, of course, my boys favorite part is the 2nd half of the story with "stub-toe e" & "loose-tooth t", etc. So -- it is a little disappointing as it's incomplete, but what there is is nice. And if your toddler has never read/heard Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, it's a great introduction! -- As both my boys already know & love the story... If I had realized the difference before I purchased, I probably would have purchased 2 copies of the paperback & a roll of clear packing tape to repair the 3-yr-old's copy as needed!! :-)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 13, 2003
Format: Board book
My 15 month old son absolutely loves this book. He brings it to us to read over and over again and repeats "boom" when all of the letters fall down at the end. He also points to the letters and the coconuts to ask what they are. While the book was not a personal favorite of mine at first, once I got into reading the text with rhythm and syncopation and saw how much joy my little guy got from reading it with me, I changed my mind. My husband and I now have this book memorized. Chicka Chicka A B C is a real winner and geared perfectly to toddler "short attention span theatre"!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 27, 1999
Format: Board book
The Chicka Chicka Boom Boom series is great, but the board book and sticker book end in the middle of the story. To get the whole story you have to buy the paperback/hardcover edition. At 17.5 months she recognizes, and can say a word in, 20 letters of the alphabet due to this book!!
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