Chicka chicka 1, 2, 3

by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004.

Format: Book on CD 2005
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Audio/Visual juv CD MARTIN Bill
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Audio/Visual
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Bridgeville Public Library Picture Books JUV E MAR
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
Collection  Picture Books
Call Number  JUV E MAR
1 told 2
and 2 told 3,
"I'll race you to the top
of the apple tree."
One hundred and one numbers climb the apple tree in this bright, rollicking, joyous book for young children. As the numerals pile up and bumblebees threaten, what's the number that saves the day? (Hint: It rhymes with "hero.") Read and count and play and laugh to learn the surprising answer.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "PreS-Gr. 1. Since its first publication in 1989, Martin and Ehlert's Chicka Chicka Boom Boom 0 has delighted preschoolers with its rhyme about an irresistibly rowdy alphabet that scales a tree. Tree-climbing numbers replace letters in this follow-up, which is as visually exciting as the earlier book. Ehlert's cut-paper collages retain the previous title's tropical hues and solid, playful shapes, but the conceptual exercise is more challenging than in the first book, which simply ran, letter by letter, up and down the alphabet. Here the numbers ascend by ones up to 20, after which they switch to intervals of tens (30, 40, 50) until they reach 90, which is followed not by 100, but by 99. Zero follows 99, accompanied by text that may confuse children: "0 lands on top / of the tree, / joins with 10. / Now 100 you see!" Adults will probably need to explain the math; the bright endpapers that count by ones to 100 will help. Despite the tricky concepts, though, the chanting rhyme and eye-popping images have a contagious energy youngsters will find irresistible. --Gillian Engberg Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Martin and Sampson (co-authors of I Pledge Allegiance) and Ehlert present an exuberant follow-up to Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (which Martin wrote with John Archambault, and Ehlert illustrated in 1989). Here numbers take over an apple tree, rather than letters tumbling from coconut tree branches. Launching the appealingly absurd antics is a challenge framed in the familiar rhythm: "1 told 2/ and 2 told 3,/ `I'll race you to the top/ of the apple tree.' " As the subsequent numbers climb one by one with equal enthusiasm (after 20, the counting goes up by 10s), a worried zero (as indicated by a stray bead of perspiration) chants a refrain, "Chicka Chicka/ 1, 2, 3.../ Will there be a/ place for me?" The climbing comes to a halt when bumblebees arrive, ordering the numbers to vacate, which they do in reverse order ("90, 80,/ 70 fall,/ hit the ground/ in a free-for-all"). A fun twist involves a missing number and zero, who finally realizes where he belongs and leaps atop the leaves, a move that scares off the bees and clears the way for the other numbers to return. Featuring electric colors and an amalgam of basic shapes, Ehlert creates cut-paper compositions as wry and buoyant as the rhyming text. Several embellishments offer additional whimsy (5 wears a top hat, 70 sports long hair); endpapers and jacket flaps brim with brightly-hued numbers. Cleverly calculated verse and visuals add up to numerical mayhem that will entertain as well as reinforce counting skills and digit identification. Ages 3-7. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Counting -- Juvenile fiction.
Stories in rhyme.
Counting -- Fiction.
Children's audiobooks.
Publisher [Westport, Conn.] :Weston Woods,2005
Other Titles Chicka chicka one, two, three
Contributors Sampson, Michael R.
Ehlert, Lois.
Taliefero, Crystal.
Weston Woods Studios.
Participants/Performers Narration, music and vocals by Crystal Taliefero.
Language English
Notes Statement of responsibility and edition statement taken from accompanying book.
Track 1. Story with page-turn signals (5:57 min.) -- track 2. Story without page-turn signals (5:50 min.).
Accompanying book: Chicka chicka 1, 2, 3 / Bill Martin Jr., Michael Sampson, Lois Ehlert. -- 1st ed. -- New York : Simon & Schuster, c2004.
System Details Compact disc.
Description 1 audio disc (12 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book ((unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm)
ISBN 0689858817 (bk)
9780689858819 (bk)
0439766788 (cd)
9780439766784 (cd)
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