Tap Tap Boom Boom

Tap Tap Boom Boom

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As a thunderstorm sweeps into the city, the people of the neighborhood rush into the subway to wait out the wind and weather.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763656966
Branch Call Number: jp BLU NVD
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Karas, G. Brian

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mmcbeth29
Jun 03, 2015

SUMMARY: "Tap tap/ Boom Boom/ Crackle-boom/ Got a storm, big storm in bloom, here soon." A big storm is coming in New York City and people are scrambling for shelter. Many congregate in the subway station. They make friends, share pizza and stay warm and cozy. After the storm, everyone says their goodbyes and goes back outside to a big surprise.

ILLUSTRATIONS: The illustrations were created in mixed media of photographs,gouache and pencil. They are quite unique, very colorful, and highly detailed. The pictures give a sense of enjoyment even in the midst of a big storm.

THE GOOD: My first thought when reading this story is that I felt I had been transported to a Beatnik club, listening to a poetry reading while bongos played in the background. The poetry of this book lends itself very well to being played alongside drums or other classroom instruments. I felt the progression of the storm from the first raindrops, to the crashing outside while everyone was cozy inside, and finally to the end of the storm. I loved how the people stood together, and in a friendly manner, waited out the storm together. The characters were all extremely likeable and caring. This would be a lovely rainy day book to read.
THE NOT AS GOOD: I don't believe this abstract kind of poetry would lend itself well to the preschool and under crowd nor keep their interest.

AGE RECOMMENDATION: Grades k-2. It would especially be a great book to be used in an elementary music classroom while children played different instruments to the words such as drums, maracas, and tambourines.

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MichelleBees
Jul 17, 2014

fun fast-paced book with many opportunities to make loud noises! who doesn't want to read a book about running in the rain and sharing umbrellas with your friends?

nypl_morningside_heights Jun 16, 2014

A fun story in rhyme to read. Have the children say with you "tap tap boom boom"

ChristchurchLib May 26, 2014

It's a busy afternoon in the city when the first "tap tap" of raindrops signals a coming downpour. Soon the rain begins to pelt, and the resounding "boom crackle-BOOM" of thunder sends everyone scurrying into the subway for shelter, where soggy strangers become friends, sharing music, pizza, and umbrellas as they wait out the storm. Snappy verse and lively mixed-media illustrations add read-aloud appeal to this upbeat tale of urban community.

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