In this Songs to Read series, music and lyrics to songs by the popular Canadian entertainer are highlighted by cheery colorful illustrations. Ages 3-7.
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PreSchool-Grade 2 Raffi's popular songs are now available in picture book format. In the first, his cheerful nonsense verses are illustrated with equal cheer. Wescott's scraggly lines and bright, clear colors humorously portray the busy children, jolly animals, and frantic mothers that populate the song. The final two-page spread includes all of the characters, some visible through the house windows, and watermelon vines galore. Music (melody line, with chords marked) is included. Children will quickly get the idea of the rhymes and delight in making up their own wacky sights to be seen ``down by the bay.'' In the second book, the sign on the title page warns that ``silly animals'' are lurking in the Mariposa forest, and silly they are. As night settles over the woodlands, the animals appear and begin to ``shake their sillies out'' in a manic attempt to get to sleep. They overrun nearby Camp Mariposa and are happily cavorting with the campers until everyone tires and goes to sleep. Allender's large, simple shapes and saturated colors create vivid images for a song that begs to be sung and shaken and jumped and clapped. Melody line and chords are included in both books so everyone can join in the fun. Two good choices for storytimes, especially on those days when no one can sit still. Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, Mass.
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My daughter (4 years old) absolutely loved this and learn the story by heart very quickly.Published 11 days ago by Betsy
Helpful for singing along, but the illustrations are not as nice as the illustrations in Baby Beluga.Published 26 days ago by Sara
I'm never disappointed with Raffi books! They are so classic, you just have to be prepared to sing! My son is currently 14 months old and loves to stare at the art work in this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sara Ann Prewett
One of our favorite books. We love to see along which the baby enjoys.Published 1 month ago by maryann e barnett
This is a book version of the classic Raffi song and makes you want to sing the rest of the day! The illustrations are way obsolete and the board book could be stronger and more... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jen Adams
Classic song we all know. Bought it for my daughter's daycare, she loves when we sing the silly rhymes. Great addition to a little one's library.Published 4 months ago by NRK