Down by the Bay

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Random House Children's Books, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
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A classic silly song that toddlers know and love, Down by the Bay has been a favorite and best-selling Raffi Songs to Read/reg/ since it was first published in 1988. In this friendly board book edition, irresistible art by Nadine Bernard Westcott depicts wonderfully amusing creatures such as a bear combing his hair, a goose kissing a moose, and a whale with a polka-dot tail. Very young children will find this book both entertaining and instructive in early language skills such as rhyme, rhythm, and repetition, and will delight in hearing it read or sung aloud to them.

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User Review  - mscrisso - LibraryThing

Great book and song for preschool aged children. The song/book are silly and really keep the children's interest. A great way to introduce rhyming to young children. Read full review

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User Review  - JeniseRedding - LibraryThing

This song has many rhymes about what you might have seen down by the bay. I want to use this in my classroom because I have found that students love the silly nature of the song and it is a great song ... Read full review


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About the author (1988)

For years, Raffi has been one of North America's most successful children's recording artists. His live performances, award-winning CDs, concert videos, and DVDs have made him our premier family entertainer. His most recent CD is "Let's Play." Raffi lives in Vancouver, BC.
Stacey Schuett has both written and illustrated many wonderful, critically acclaimed picture books. The illustrator lives in northern California.

Nadine Westcott is the illustrator and occasional author of over 100 published children's books. Laced with humorous details throughout, her books are a joy to read again and again.

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