Raffi's hilarious version of the classic song about strange events that happen down by the bay, where the watermelons grow, is now available in this sturdy new board book edition - just the right size for babies and toddlers. Singing supports and encourages even the youngest child's speech and listening skills, which makes Down by the Bay perfect for early learning. With its delightful illustrations this is the ideal sing-aloud for a whole new generation of readers.
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.
Raffi lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Nadine Bernard Westcott lives in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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