A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this book.
What parents need to know
What's the story?
How many small letters can fit up the coconut tree? Too many! But the capital letters come to the rescue, and everyone is patched up before sundown. The familiar letters--and the pages of this story--come alive in this colorfully illustrated (but, perhaps too abstract) alphabet rhyme.
Is it any good?
Although the illustrations in this book are a bit abstract (some younger readers didn't recognize the coconut tree until it was 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.
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.