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Coconut Tree from Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Contest Photo by: melldogg2000
Cleveland, OH
Category: Scary Singles

Brief Description:

Since one of our favorite Halloween activities is trick-or-treating at the local library, I designed my daughter's costume after one of our favorite books: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. In this book, letters race one another up the coconut tree. Needless to say, this costume was a huge hit with the librarians and fans of the book. It was easy to make, comfortable, warm and quite a showstopper. It also had the added benefit of introducing many young readers to a wonderful book.

Materials:

brown knit hat
brown sweater
brown pants
sticker-backed foam in assorted colors
silk palm leaves
styrofoam balls
brown fabric remnants
dust jacket from the book (cover only, laminated)
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