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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

chicka chicka boom boom book break

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.

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Author website:  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 coloring pages

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom coloring book pages

chicka chicka boom boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom paper craft - Preschool

Age 2+

coconut tree

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom paper craft - Kindergarten

Age 4+ (once they can print their letters)