Chicka chick boom boom!
Will there be enough room?
There is always enough room for this rolicking alphabet chant that is been a children's favorite for over 20 years! Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault's rhythmic rhymes and Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert's bold, cheerful art has made the Chicka Chicka series a classic! For the first time ever, the complete edition of the original Chicka Chicka Boom Boom story will be available in a new lap-sized board book that will surely delight a new generation of Chicka Chicka fans.
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