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Raffi Cavoukian - book author

also known as Raffi

Raffi Cavoukian is the author of books: Baby Beluga, Wheels on the Bus, Down by the Bay, Five Little Ducks, Shake My Sillies Out, Spider on the Floor, If You're Happy and You Know It, The Life of a Children's Troubadour, This Little Light of Mine, Child Honoring: How to Turn This World Around

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Raffi's signature song and the top seller in his Songs to Read series, Baby Beluga is now available in a quality board book edition perfect for his youngest fans.
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Singing and reading to your child are considered two of the most vital ways parents can stimulate the development of a child's brain during the earlist years. Raffi's Songs to Read unites the rhythm, rhyme, and repetition that helps to lay the foundation for later speech, listening, and reading skills. here with fresh new cover designs are some of Raffi's best-known songs. With enchanting illustrations they create books that are natural bridges between music and reading.  
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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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First published in 1989, this charming Raffi Songs to Read/reg/ has fresh appeal as a board book that the youngest child can hold. With sweet illustrations by veteran children's book artists Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey, this lovely counting song will invoke squeals of delight from babies and toddlers. They'll love counting down as first five little ducks, then four, then three, then two, then one go out to play, not to return. Sadly, Mother Duck waits alone through all four seasons until spring returns and with it her five ducks, all grown up-along with their new families of baby ducks.
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Illus. in full color. "Rollicking pictures of a moonlit night in the woods of Camp Mariposa, where both animals and campers are struck by the urge to shake, clap, jump, waggle, and eventually yawn. Melody line and chords are provided at the end."--Language Arts.
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A new Raffi board book to delight the youngest of fans!

Arachnophobes, beware: there’s a spider on the floor! A perfect silly song sure to delight and entertain toddlers everywhere, Raffi’s latest board book is a welcome addition to the series. True Kelley’s irresistible artwork is the perfect showcase for the busy spider who climbs up an old woman, and along the way, manages to ensnare lots of critters in its web, including a family dog, a snake, an alligator, a skunk, an octopus, an elephant, a moose, and even a dinosaur! Whew!

This latest high-energy entry in the Raffi Songs to Read® board book collection is just right for very young children. The repetition, rhythm, and rhyme will help build early language skills and the outrageous story will have children clamoring for it again and again. “There’s a spider on the floor, on the floor. . . .”
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It's Monkey's birthday and all his friends are getting together to celebrate, but shhh, it's a surprise! Join in as Rabbit makes the invitations, Hedgehog brings the balloons, Fox makes the dessert, and all the animals shout "Hooray!"when Monkey arrives at the party.

This adorable story is the perfect match for the traditional song that every child loves to sing and clap along to, while Cyd Moore's inviting, kid-friendly artwork will keep kids coming back for more. This delightful story, newly available in board book, gives Raffi's core audience of toddlers something to clap about!
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Get to know the man whose music made him a friend to millions of children and their families -- Raffi, one of North America's most beloved and celebrated children's entertainers.
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Raffi’s take on this traditional favorite is perfectly matched with Stacey Schuett’s adorable illustrations. A school play is the setting for Raffi’s latest Song to Read, and it’s filled with lovable kids of all ages pulling together to put on a show, all the while encouraging the shy star to let her own light shine in the grand finale.
Kids will love to read and sing along with one of their favorite songs, and parents will appreciate the story’s message that celebrates the importance of both individuality and community.
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Sharna Olfman joins Raffi Cavoukian to introduce his original philosophy, Child Honoring-a compassionate revolution in values, a children-first approach to global restoration. This remarkable anthology outlines the unprecedented threats to life at this defining moment in history, and offers a novel and systemic remedy for societal transformation based on honoring our youngest and "most valuable players." Contributors from across many disciplines include renowned child development author Penelope Leach, Nobel Prize nominee Lloyd Axworthy, celebrated cultural historian Riane Eisler, bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, and ecological economist Ron Colman. Child Honoring is a corrective lens that, once we look through it, allows us to question everything from the way we measure economic progress to our stewardship of the planet; from our physical treatment of children to the corporate impact on their minds and bodies; from factory schooling to rampant consumerism. It offers a proactive developmental approach to creating healthy and sustainable societies. As a creed that crosses all faiths and cultures, Child Honoring is a unifying idea: a central organizing principle for a culture of peace. This book will inspire thought-and provoke action-by all who read it.