Parents' Guide to

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

By Mary Dixon Weidler, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Colorfully illustrated alphabet rhymes.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (8):

This is a great story for children learning (or needing reinforcement in) their letters. The alphabet is listed in order twice during the course of the story. Although the illustrations are a bit abstract (some younger readers may not recognize the coconut tree until it's pointed out), they are boldly painted. The dazzling rainbow parade of colorful letters make them memorable, adding to the educational value of this rhyming tale. "Chicka chicka boom boom!" becomes a fun mantra for children, who shout it out as an "Uh-oh!" to warn the adventurous alphabet characters. The illustrations of the patched-up letters are whimsical and endearing.

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