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Raffe's most popular and beloved song, about the "litte while whale on the go," is now available in this sturdy new board book edition - just the right size for babies and toddlers.
Now just right for little hands, Raffi's signature song comes in a board book edition. Baby Beluga--who lives in the deep blue sea, swims wild and free, and sleeps snug and warm by his mother's side--is one of the most endearing animal characters in all the world of children's songs. Raffi's simple lyrics are a loving tribute to an endangered creature. Full color.
Raffi Cavoukian was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1948 to Armenian parents. Music and literature were very much a part of Raffis own childhood, leading to his interest in learning the guitar as a teenager. In 1970 he began his career as a performer in local music spots and later transitioned to performing music for children. As his career progressed, Raffi realized there wasnt quality recorded music for children. He then recorded and released Singable Songs for the Very Young. After its success, he recognized his fun songs could be adapted into books to help children read. Favorite songs were then printed in booklets, which were illustrated by the children themselves or by older studentsas a result, the children had instant books that they could use at their own level of proficiency. This led to the publication of Down by the Bay and Shake My Sillies Out, followed by other titles in the Songs to Read series. In 1998, Raffi published his first book for adultsan autobiography detailing the story of his unique life and career, including his efforts to blend respect for both children and the natural world, in order to work toward a child-honoring society.
"Children will get a first, cheerful lesson about the natural world by becoming acquainted with an enchanting baby beluga. The illustrations are a joy, and the song's rhythm and rhyme make it easy to remember and sing."--School Library Journal