Monday, August 2, 2010
Skat Cat: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
It's all in the simplicity. The smooth and easy-to-remember rhymes paired with the basic illustrations in this collaborative effort written by Bill Martin Junior and John Archambault and illustrated by Lois Ehlert make Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, August 2000) a childhood favourite. The little (lowercase) letters of the alphabet decide to race each other to the top of a coconut tree. However, it's too many letters for the poor tree to handle and "chicka chicka BOOM! BOOM!" the little ones fall to the ground. Luckily their parents and guardians (uppercase) letters come to their rescue, bandaging, dusting off and soothing their small charges.
Be forewarned, however, this is another one of those stories that gets easily stuck in your head. I've had this earworm since last night!