About The Book

Chicka chick boom boom!
Will there be enough room?


There is always enough room for this rolicking alphabet chant that is been a children's favorite for over 20 years!

Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault's rhythmic rhymes and Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert's bold, cheerful art has made the Chicka Chicka series a classic! For the first time ever, the complete edition of the original Chicka Chicka Boom Boom story will be available in a new lap-sized board book that will surely delight a new generation of Chicka Chicka fans.

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 Illustrators

Photograph © Lillian Schultz

Lois Ehlert has 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. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (June 22, 2010)
  • Length: 36 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416999997
  • Grades: P - 1
  • Ages: 3 - 6
  • Lexile ® AD530L

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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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