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My 3 month old is captivated! I’m not sure if she’s making the connection to the letters, words, or the fact that I’m reading it, but she scans every page! The board book is sturdy and easy to handle, so I let my girl hold it and play with the pages as well. Check it out!
Amazon.com Review 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 an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Paperback – August 1, 2000 by Bill Martin Jr. (Author), Review
Let’s be clear- I personally do not love this book. I personally am so and totally beyond over this book. I personally don’t understand why anyone’s writing about the alphabet in a coconut tree. I personally am a bit concerned that all of these little ones are running free up a coconut tree with no supervision. I personally think "a" has a bit of an attitude. But my 2. 5 year old LOVES it. Beyond loves it; we have TWO copies of this book. I have one in my room on her shelf and she has one she’s loved to destruction in her bedroom. She can kinda "read" it- she can tell you the entire story even if it’s not in front of her. And she loves that all of the letters are in the back. I’m fairly sure I can thank this book for the fact that she knows her upper case and lower case letters. Every bedtime ends with this story ( I don’t even read it anymore- I have it memorized. ) There are no fights when the lights go off because the sun goes down on the coconut tree. -Read Reviews-
I first heard of this book when a mom was reading to her child out loud. My husband and I thought, what a weird book about coconut trees and alphabets. We thought she made it up. Enter baby and when we shopped for books this was a bestseller. We bought it and couldn’t believe that was the story the mom recited! To my surprise, it was the only book that held my newborns attention. To this day — now 6 months — she is still captivated by the book images and rhythm. Favorite book for baby!
Tags: Ages 4-8 Fiction, Alphabet, Beach Lane Books, Bill Martin Jr., Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Children: Kindergarten, Children's Books, Children's picture books, Concepts, Concepts - Alphabet, ING, John Archambault, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Nonfiction, Lois Ehlert, Picture Books, Stories in rhyme