Down by the Bay (Raffi Songs to Read)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2001
My daughter is 2. She received the Raffi CD for Christmas and LOVED it. She danced and sang to the music. I ran across the "Down By the Bay" book at the store and picked it up. Her and this book are inseperable. She even takes it to bed with her. She loves that her favorite song has a book with pictures. She wants my husband and I to sing the song over and over and she knows enough of the words now to sing with us.
If your child is a little older, this book includes a simple music sheet with the notes and words at the back.
I highly recommend this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2000
What a wonderful book! Any child who has sung "Down By The Bay" will be thrilled with the opportunity to visualize the subjects in the song,for example, a whale with a polka-dotted tale. The illustrations bring these images to life for our little readers. Raffi is talented in helping kids learn to rhyme and just be silly and happy. I would recommend this book to anyone with kids or to those who simply buy for others.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 6, 2002
This book is so much fun. At first I just read it because I didn't realize it was a song. Then I noticed it was a song and I played it and got the hang of it so I started to sing it to my daughter. She loves it. She laughs at the silliness of it and we sing it when we are out. I make up my own verses and made it into a game of rhyming. It is such a fun little book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2002
Again, here is another great Read/Sing book. If you love to sing or are a music educator this book is for you. Rich in American folk heritage, this is one of the many songs MENC recommends that all children know. This song can be sung in echo format or as written in the back. My students constantly want me to read it again. They think the verses are hilarious! As I have said in other reviews of books like this, it gets you away from the piano so you can focus on your students' vocal development!
A very easy sing along!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on December 18, 2003
This is a very fun book for all. When I was younger I could remember my aunt teaching my sister and I the song, and I was glad when I went to the library and seen that it was a book. I think that if you get this book you will have lots of fun.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on April 22, 2010
I have been listening to Raffi since my mother played him nonstop on 13 hour roadtrips with six children to see our grandparents. She played him, because it was the only music that we all enjoyed and would listen to over and over again (I am not quite sure how the tape never wore out with all of the rewinding to hear a "favorite" 3 times in a row!). It helped to pass the time and keep us from fighting while she was driving. We aged from newborn to 14 and we all LOVED Raffi. I wanted to purchase his albums so that my children would have the chance to learn from him and have the pleasure of knowing one of the greatest children's entertainer ever!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on June 17, 2012
What a wonderfull book. Filled with lots of color and rhyme. The children and I sing the song along with the DVD, then we read the book; the children are inspired to create their own rhymes. Its a fundamental tool in my classroom and a source of enjoyment and inspiration to my students.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 7, 2013
This book was selected to go along with my watermelon unit. The children loved the fact that the book is written as the song.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 17, 2013
Always a favorite with kids. I like song-stories. There are many versions are out there, but this one is good.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 28, 2013
Our toddler likes the both the story and the pictures. Very cute. I recommend this book, it is very well done.
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