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Unusual sounds that create a world of surprise and phonological awareness

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Modern Favs, Rhythmic, Alphabet
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There is always enough room on your child’s bookshelf for this Classic Board Book edition of the rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children’s favorite for over thirty years! 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! Countless children—and their parents—can joyfully recite the familiar words of this beloved alphabet chant. Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault’s rhythmic text keeps the beat with Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert’s bold, cheerful art. This winning combination has made the Chicka Chicka series an enduring classic.
average rating is 4.9 out of 5, based on 34835 votes, reviews
Dr. Seuss's ABC
Alphabet, Best of Dr Seuss
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With Dr. Seuss as your guide, learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C.
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 5701 votes, reviews
Llama Llama Zippity-Zoom
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Llama Llama ZIP! Llama Llama ZOOM! Llama Llama Red Pajama VROOM, VROOM, VROOM! On the playground, Llama goes fast! Llama zips by on his scooter and swishes down the slide--whoosh! Younger audiences will love doing as Llama does in this supremely adorable fourth board book.
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 1201 votes, reviews
Moo Baa La La La
Best of Boynton, Modern Favs
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This raucous story about the sounds animals make—including three pigs who say "la la la!"—is just right for reading aloud. Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.
average rating is 4.9 out of 5, based on 17263 votes, reviews
Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?
Sounds, Rhythmic
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What will you hear when you read this book to a preschool child? Lots of noise! Children will chant the rhythmic words. They'll make the sounds the animals make. And they'll pretend to be the zoo animals featured in the book-- look at the last page! Bill Martin Jr. and Eric Carle are two of the most respected names in children's education and children's illustrations. This collaboration, their first since the classic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (published more than thirty years ago and still a best-seller) shows two masters at their best.
average rating is 4.8 out of 5, based on 9034 votes, reviews
Sheep in a Jeep
Sounds, Vehicles
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Here they come, a flock of rollicking sheep in their sturdy red jeep. Will their outing be a success? Jeep goes splash! Jeep goes thud! Jeep goes deep in gooey mud! Here is a lively, funny tale, perfect for reading aloud. The youngest lap sitters will quickly learn to chant along with the reader as the brisk story unfolds, and they'll delight in the colorful portrayal of the hapless sheep. This proven winner for sharing and circle time will have your little ones giggling along. “The bright-colored pencil drawings and lean text make this a great choice for preschool storytimes, as well as for beginning readers who want a funny story.” —School Library Journal
average rating is 4.7 out of 5, based on 5157 votes, reviews
The Book with No Pictures
NY Times Best Sellers, Celebrity Authors, Sounds
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A #1 New York Times bestseller, this innovative and wildly funny read-aloud by award-winning humorist/actor B.J. Novak will turn any reader into a comedian. You might think a book with no pictures seems boring and serious. Except . . . here’s how books work. Everything written on the page has to be said by the person reading it aloud. Even if the words say . . . BLORK. Or BLUURF. Even if the words are a preposterous song about eating ants for breakfast, or just a list of astonishingly goofy sounds like BLAGGITY BLAGGITY and GLIBBITY GLOBBITY. Cleverly irreverent and irresistibly silly, The Book with No Pictures is one that kids will beg to hear again and again. (And parents will be happy to oblige.)
average rating is 4.8 out of 5, based on 17676 votes, reviews
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Classics, Sounds
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Now the very youngest readers can join in the fun with this Classic Board Book edition of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Full of delightful comedy and high drama, this tale of a brave family's joyous romp through sweeping landscapes is sure to win new fans.
average rating is 4.8 out of 5, based on 12088 votes, reviews

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