The State Library of Kansas and the Kansas Center for the Book proudly announces Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Kansas author Bill Martin, Jr., as the selection for the Seventh Annual Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week. Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback will serve as honorary chair for the special week, Nov. 13-19, 2011.
The 2011 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week will focus on the celebration of Kansas’ 150 anniversary of statehood. Author Bill Martin, Jr. is a well-known Kansas author and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom one of his best-known books. It is available in every possible format: hard back, soft back, big book, audio, Spanish, etc. The book is described as a bright and lively rhyme, where the letters of the alphabet race each other to the top of the coconut tree. When X, Y and Z finally scramble up the trunk, however, the weight is too much, and down they all tumble in a colorful chaotic heap.
More information on the program, including ideas for activities and crafts for teachers, parents, and caregivers, can be found at the website.