Chicka Chicka Boom Boom... and More Fun with Letters and Numbers (Scholastic Storybook Treasures)
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CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM (By Bill Martin, Jr. and John Archambault, Illustrated by Lois Ehlert, Performed by Crystal Taliefero) The letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Is there enough room for them all?
WILD ABOUT BOOKS (By Judy Sierra, Illustrated by Marc Brown, Narrated by Catherine O Hara) Librarian Molly McGrew introduces a zoo full of animals to reading and they go simply wild about books.
INCH BY INCH (Written and Illustrated by Leo Lionni, Narrated by Ron McLarty) To avoid getting eaten, a resourceful inchworm must figure out how to measure a nightingale s song.
FIVE CREATURES (By Emily Jenkins, Illustrated by Tomek Bogacki, Narrated by Kristen Hahn) In a house filled with two parents, one girl, and two cats, counting has never been so much fun!
3 BONUS STORIES!:
BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL (Written and Illustrated by Robert McCloskey) A little girl and a little bear mix up their mothers while picking blueberries.
A STORY, A STORY (Written and Illustrated by Gail E. Haley, Narrated by Dr. John Akar) Ananse the Spider Man climbs up to the sky to buy stories from the Sky God in this African Folk Tale.
MILLIONS OF CATS (Written and Illustrated by Wanda Gág) A gentle old man searches for one cat for his lonely wife, but returns with millions and billions and trillions of cats.
Top Customer Reviews
There are just so many great books narrated (and animated) on this DVD: "Blueberries for Sal" is a classic, as are "A Story, a Story," "Inch by Inch," and "Millions of Cats" (although personally, I don't like the last book). "Five Creatures" was new to me, but I also recommend it.
The animations on this DVD and the choices of stories are wonderful. We put on the subtitling, which highlights the words as they are being read. This technique is great for emergent readers to associate the written word with the audio.
We had many of these books before the video, but I have since bought "A Story a Story" and ordered "Wild about Books" as my son can't get enough of it, and we had to return the library's copy! My guess is that this DVD would probably be enjoyed by most kids through second-grade or so. Highly recommended!!
CHICKA CHICKA BOOM BOOM is a great alphabet sing! It has a very singable chorus (I'm a music teacher, so I really appreciate a good sing-along story!), and is animated very well
WILD ABOUT BOOKS is an adorable story with very current references to popular children's books. The animals are illustrated by the same guy that illustrates the "Arthur" series, although I find these illustrations even more whimsical than Arthur. The best part is during the credits, they made fake bloopers!!!! SO funny and cute!!!!!
INCH BY INCH is a great story about an inchworm who proves his usefulness by measuring different parts of different birds (the tail of a robin, the legs of a stork, etc.) so that he won't be eaten! He finally comes across a stubborn nightingale who tells him to measure his song or he'll eat the inchworm! Beautifully illustrated, and very cute!
FIVE CREATURES is an awesome book! It's a girl who has a unique way of looking at her family (a mother, a father, and two cats), such as "There are five creatures in our house. Three that have orange hair and two that have grey hair. Four that like fish, and one that doesn't." It's a fun new way of looking at any kind of family. It reminds me of the cute little things about my own family that my dad would point out to us. Very creative!
The 3 bonus stories were filmed several years back, which is reflected in the quality of the video (and audio), but it doesn't take away from the experience at all (in my opinion).
BLUEBERRIES FOR SAL is a classic story that I wasn't familiar with, but it has a cute little plot, and the illustrations are very nice!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Who doesn't love Chica Chicka Boom Boom? The other stories are also short and to the point.Published 15 months ago by Barb
We have read it so many times that my granddaughter knows it by heart (and see is only two). It travels where ever she goes.Published 23 months ago by Karball