Tap Tap Boom Boom

Bluemle, Elizabeth

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Tap Tap Boom Boom
"It's a mad dash for shelter as rain sweeps into an urban neighborhood. Where to go? The subway! It's the perfect place to wait out the wind and weather. Strangers share smiles and umbrellas and take delight in the experience of a city thunderstorm."-- Dust jacket.

Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0763656968
Branch Call Number: J PIC B
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Karas, G. Brian Illustrator


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A rumble of thunder and the New Yorkers start running for the subways to wait out the downpour. Rhythmic text and collage plunge you into the heart of the storm.

Comment by: nypl_morningside_heights Jun 16, 2014

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

As New Yorkers, we're all familiar with what happens when a sudden downpour floods our city streets. In this Greenwich Village inspired tale, Manhattanites everywhere flee for the subways and doorways when water comes down in a gush. And when they emerge what do they see? The gleaming clocktower... Read More »

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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?

Jun 16, 2014
  • nypl_morningside_heights rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

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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