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About The Book

The award-winning, perennial classic featuring cheerful art by Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert is now available in a brand-new format with spiral binding and cardstock pages for an engaging read-aloud experience.

A told B,
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the
top of the coconut tree.”


In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no—Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom!

This beloved alphabet chant is now available in a Storytime Together edition, which is designed so the book can be folded in half and easily read aloud to an audience. The text will face the reader and the illustrations will face the audience. The spiral-bound book also comes with a cardstock jacket for convenient shelving and storage. This innovative format is sure to bring a rollickingly fun storytime experience to classrooms, libraries, living rooms, and video calls with family and friends!

About The Authors

Bill Martin, Jr. (1916–2004) has been called “America’s favorite children’s author.” He wrote more than 300 books for children, including the classic texts Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, illustrated by Eric Carle; and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, illustrated by Lois Ehlert.

John Archambault is a poet, journalist, and storyteller who worked with Bill Martin, Jr. on several projects. He lives in Idyllwild-Pine Cove, California.

About The Illustrator

Photograph © Lillian Schultz

Lois Ehlert (1934–2021) created numerous inventive, celebrated, and bestselling picture books, including Chicka Chicka Boom BoomHoley Moley, The Scraps BookMiceTen Little CaterpillarsRRRalphLots of SpotsBoo to You!Leaf ManWaiting for WingsPlanting a RainbowGrowing Vegetable Soup, and Color Zoo, which received a Caldecott Honor. 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (August 2, 2022)
  • Length: 34 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665913980
  • Grades: P - K
  • Ages: 1 - 5
  • Lexile ® AD530L The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • ALA Notable Children's Books
  • Parents' Choice Award
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • Kentucky Bluegrass Award
  • Biennale Of Illustrations Bratislava

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