New from duopress: Beach Babies!
Beach Babies is an adorable 22-page board book for you to share with all of the tiny readers and beach-bums in your life.
... with illustrations and art direction by me, your friend, Violet Lemay.
I hope that you and your baby will have as much fun experiencing Beach Babies as the team at duopress had, making the book.
The charming words and colorful art on every page, and the activities at the end of Beach Babies, are all designed to make itty bitty beach-goers and their caregivers very, very happy.
Announcing the arrival of Beach Babies makes me so happy that I have to sing!
What better song to celebrate babies at the beach than Bon Voyage?
(Think back to your high-school production of Anything Goes, and sing along!)
You mean bon voyAGE-uh.I hate to say goodbye sweetheart.
By the seashore...
You mean sur la plage...I'll sail and watch the sea,
Til you come back to me.
Oh my dearie...
You mean ma cherie...I'm yours for life...
You mean pour la vie...So kiss me pretty wench
In English or in French
Beach Babies is available on-line (click here to order!), and at your favorite local independent bookstore.
Special thanks to George M. Cohan for the lyrics to Bon Voyage. Thanks also to my little brother Matt, who refrained from either killing me or smashing my stereo during my high-school "Cohan Phase"— four solid years of binge Cohen album-listening interrupted only by short bouts of Annie, Hello Dolly, West Side Story and My Fair Lady. I'm proud to have been a theater nerd through and through, but Matt, I'm soooo sorry! Ask yourself: Did you decided to become a trombonist to drown out your sister's music? Perhaps my youthful obsession with classic musical theater actually spurred you on to your eventual career. It just may be that you owe a great big thank you to George M, brother-mine! What do you think of that?