Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
by: Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
Page Designed by Adriane Barnes

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Coconut Tree

    Chica Chica Boom Boom is about A telling the other letters that he will meet them at the top of the coconut tree.  D then tells them that he will beat them there.  I, J, and K tag along also.  Eventually the whole alphabet is racing to climb the coconut tree.  They ask every so often if there is going to be enough room for all of them.
    When they are all up there, the tree can't hold them and they fall.  This causes all of the mamas, papas, uncles, and aunts to come see what the commotion is about and to dust off "their little dears".  After they hug, kiss, bandage, and patch everyone up, it is night and time for bed.  A being the mischievous one, sneaks out and climbs the coconut tree again. 
    This book is a great way for kids to learn the alphabet.  It has great rhymes, and is easy to read with a rhythm.  There are also many different activities that you can do along with this book.  One of my favorite activities is using the phrase "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Look Who Is In Our Room" to to learn the names of the children.

Critical Thinking Questions
1.  How do you think the mamas and papas felt when they saw that the babies had fallen out of the tree?
2.  Would you have gone and climbed the tree again after you had already fallen out of it?  Why? 

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