129. “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault

This book sure makes you believe in the power of teamwork. The writers put their heads together and arrived at something exceptional: the alphabet adventures.

A, B ,C and the rest of the alphabet raced one another to the top of the coconut tree. But how much can  a coconut tree bear? “Chicka chicka BOOM! BOOM!” And the whole crew tumbled down.  D skinned its knee,  E stubbed its toes, H tangled with I, K wanted to cry… Luckily mommies and daddies were there to comfort the little bruisers. But hey, “Chicka chicka BOOM! BOOM!” Since it was  a full moon and the letters couldn’t sleep, why not to dare one another to the top of the coconut tree again!

A greatly amusing adventure story for the little readers and the most unusual way of teaching the Alphabet. No more boring repetitions or even singing the letters as a nursery song. “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom” brings the letters to life and turns them into a bunch of curious busy-buddies that every preschooler wants to meet.  Besides, the bright, almost fluorescent pictures by Lois Ehlert, engage with the colors and simple geometric shapes.

I hope my write up has made you want to read the book with your children, but if not, I hope that the illustrated summary by my six-year-old will help.


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