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The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming baby book are a lowercase alphabet with attitude. "A told b, and b told c, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree'"--which probably seemed like a good idea until the other 23 members of the gang decided to follow suit. Lois Ehlert's chunky block illustrations show the luxuriant green palm standing straight and tall on the first page, but it begins to groan and bend under its alphabetical burden. First the coconuts fall off, then ("Chicka chicka... BOOM! BOOM!") all the letters also end up in a big heap underneath. A very simple board-book version stops there, but this original text goes on to introduce the helping hands of the 26 uppercase "mamas and papas and uncles and aunts." (Baby to preschool) --Richard Farr --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I read this book to my children at home and my students. As soon as they see the cover they scream with excitement. I have their complete attention. It's greatPublished 1 day ago by Shonda D.
Wonderful book that teaches the Alphabet. I have a 7 month old and she loves the pictures and the cadence of the story.Published 1 day ago by Kristyn M
This is a full A B C book! My favorite book growing up, so excited I was able to purchase it for a friend's daughter so she can read it when she grows up and hopefully it becomes... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Rosanna
Wonderful book and the voice on the CD belongs to Ray Charles. This is a great addition to any library.Published 3 days ago by M. Flinn
Cute book and perfect size for my 2 yr old.
Only complaint is he book had edgewear damage. For a book labeled new, I expect it to not be damaged. Bought book from amazon
This is my daughter's favorite book! She actually wore it out already, so I will be getting another soon.Published 3 days ago by Dakota Pendergrass