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DOWN BY THE BAY

written and illustrated by Sydney Langsdale


For my campers, who taught me that childhood imagination is not only for children.


Down by the bay Where the watermelons grow, Back to my home, I dare not go. For if I do, My mother will say...


“Did you ever see a llama eating lasagna down by the bay?”


Down by the bay Where the watermelons grow, Back to my home, I dare not go. For if I do, My uncle will say...


“Did you ever see a crow practicing tae kwon doe down by the bay?”


“Did you ever see a lizard who dressed like a wizard? down by the bay?�


Down by the bay Where the watermelons grow, Back to my home, I dare not go. For if I do, My father will say...


“Did you ever see a mouse argue with his spouse down by the bay?”


“Did you ever see a hippo playing the piccolo down by the bay?”


“Did you ever see a swan twirling a baton down by the bay?”


Down by the bay Where the watermelons grow, Back to my home, I dare not go. For if I do, My sister will say...


“Did you ever see a manatee who thought he had the power of invisibility down by the bay?”


“Did you ever see a duck play in the World Cup down by the bay?”


“Did you ever see any cattle prepare for battle down by the bay?�


Down by the bay Where the watermelons grow, Back to my home, I dare not go. For if I do, I will say...


“There are just too many things to see down by the bay.”


Down by the bay  

After working as a camp counselor at the YMCA, this book was inspired by my campers who sang a campfire song with silly rhymes about whales...

Down by the bay  

After working as a camp counselor at the YMCA, this book was inspired by my campers who sang a campfire song with silly rhymes about whales...

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