About the story:
This is a cute ABC book by Bill Martin, Jr. And John Archambault. The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming ABC book are a lowercase alphabet with a funky attitude. "A told b, and b told c, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree'"-- there is also a tape that goes with this story that has a variety of sing-songy renditions.
You can read more reviews, view the front cover or purchase the story at Amazon.com
Bill Martin Jr. (the author) of this book has a website. The site
has info about him, how he comes up with ideas and what else he's working
on. He also has books for sale (even autographed copies!). I
encourage people to buy on-line directly from the authors/illustrators
whenever feasible if they're planning to buy the author's books -- this
provides them with a bit more profit margin and I figure if they took the
time to build a website, they deserve a bit extra!
We have lots of alphabet crafts on the site. You can look through them and find a few favorites to go with the book. I won't re-list them all here.
In this section I've chosen to include an idea that incorporates the entire alphabet (and a coconut tree!).
"I thought I'd share my modified version of chicka chicka boom boom. I
used the template for the coconut tree and had it blown up poster size
and laminated. Then used the alphabet letters and colored and
laminated them to. Put velcro on the back of the letters and up the
tree. Now we've got an interactive prop for the book."
Thanks for sharing your idea with our viewers Bobbi!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom paper craft - Preschool
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom paper craft - Kindergarten
Age 4+ (once they can print their letters)
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