First Line Friday #8

It’s First Line Friday–when we share first lines from our favorite books.

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This is a busy weekend for us. Tomorrow is my anniversary and Sunday is my daughter’s 4th birthday. Since it’s my daughter’s birthday weekend, I’m sharing the first line from my daughter’s favorite book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

First Line:

“A told B and B told C, “I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree.”

About the Book:

   When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room?
Of course there is always enough room for this rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children’s favorite for more than twenty years! 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 created a series of enduring Chicka Chicka favorites, and now, for the first time ever, the complete edition of the original Chicka Chicka Boom Boom story is available as a Classic Board Book. With sturdy pages and rounded corners, this portable edition of an irresistible alphabet romp will delight a new generation of young readers.

Reading is My Superpower

Bookworm Mama

Singing Librarian Books

Faithfully Bookish

Radiant Light

Encouraging Words from the Tea Queen

All the Book Blog Names are Taken

Robin’s Nest

Fiction Aficionado

Bibliophile Reviews

Kathleen Denly

Lauraine’s Notes

With A Joyful Noise

A Baker’s Perspective

Joy of Reading

C Jane Read 

Molly’s Cafinated Reads

If you’d like to join in on the First Line Friday fun, contact Carrie at Reading is My Superpower.

Your Turn:

In the comments below, share a first line from the book nearest you.


  1. Trisha Robertson

    On my blog this week I’m excited to be teaming up with Carrie Turansky and sharing the first line & cover reveal for her new book “Across the Blue” scheduled to be released early 2018! I wanted to share another great line on the comments, so I’ve borrowed the book that my 9 year old son is currently reading.

    “Charlie Scott leaned against the corner of the garage, every inch of him spelling boredom.” — Some Summer by: Jean Vandevenne
    1987 Bob Jones University Press, Greenville, SC

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Nice! I love Carrie Turansky’s books! Can’t wait for the release. I haven’t heard of Jean Vandevenne, but I’ll check it out.

  2. Caryl Kane


    MAY 1, 1774

    Jeremiah Ring had witnessed death as often as the next man on the Allegheny frontier, but in all his thirty years he had encountered no deaths more dismaying than those confronting him now. – Many Sparrows by Lori Benton

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Wow. What a first line! Happy Friday!

  3. Amanda Tero

    Wow. Talk about a blast from the past!! We loved this book growing up–putting it to a rhythm as we read it. 🙂

    1. momentsdippedinink

      I don’t remember this from my childhood, but I do remember it from my children’s lit class in college. Then, teaching. And now, motherhood. 🙂

  4. Darlene Dee

    Floyd got his kite stuck in a tree.

    A Little Stuck by Oliver Jeffers (the tiny Board book companion to Stuck, I highly recommend both!)

    1. momentsdippedinink

      Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  5. Paula S.

    Jody Hedlund,An Uncertain Choice:My slippered feet slapped the dirt road and my heart hammered against my chest like a battering ram. Medieval romance of young people , first of a trilogy!

    1. momentsdippedinink

      LOVE Jody Hedlund. 🙂

  6. Beth Erin


    Dutch Whitney hit the bog hard, tumbling forward to smack facedown into the muck. – Grounded Hearts by Jeanne M. Dickson

    1. momentsdippedinink

      It’s so great. I went through a phase where I got so tired of reading it because my daughter wanted it read 5 times a day, but now that it’s not so often, it’s so much fun. I think I have almost as much fun reading it to her as she does listening to it.

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