Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, 1989, Simon & Schuster
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault is a children’s picturebook that teaches the alphabet through the use of poems and rhyming and pictures, illustrated by Lois Ehlert. It is an extremely catchy book about the lowercase alphabet’s race to the top of a coconut tree. It is a fun and easy to read book that children and parents of all ages enjoy. Everyone should read this because of the quality of teaching that it does for young kids. It teaches children letters in a fun and entertaining way that they won’t forget. This book has been recognized by many for its appealing pictures and fun rhymes throughout it. It has received a lot of recognition and awards including the Kentucky Bluegrass Award and the Parent’s Choice Award. Diversity throughout this book is also well done. There are letters that are a little different and have disabilities but that does not stop them from getting to the top of the coconut tree! This is great for preschoolers learning the alphabet and young elementary school kids who want a humorous and appealing book to read.
- Alphabet song (video)
- Lesson plan
- If you liked Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, check out Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert or LMNO Peas by Keith Baker