stingrays, flight, beach days
In The Amazing Flight of Little Ray, a stingray takes to the air on an unforgettable flight. Little Ray, a water-bound stingray, does not believe in limits. He hatches a fine fancy to fly like a bird. His plan leaves the oceans and the heavens chuckling. With a skip and a jump and a little luck, he soars into the great unknown. It proves to be the ride of a lifetime. It's returning to the big blue sea from the big blue sky that gives him trouble. He'll need a little help to drop back into the sea. Hurray for Little Ray! It isn't every day that a stingray learns how to fly.
LITTLE RAY & SHARK
rays, sharks, friendship
Little Ray and Shark Patch Things Up begins with Little Ray performing an underwater circus. His acrobatics get cheers from boating friends, but the splashing brings unwanted attention. When the lone, dark fin appears, Ray's friends try to escape. The shark cuts for the boat, making a hole. While his friends bail water, the shark returns to find Ray sticking to the hole like a patch. The shark grabs the anchor chain. As the shark and the boat near the beach, swimmers see the fin and take off screaming. The boaters know better.
armadillos, fun, facts
In The Foxy Armadillos, finding an empty fox den large enough for their entire family seems to be a stroke of luck. Pa and Ma move in with their children Sis, Boom, and Ba, and make themselves at home. Right away, the farmers notice the holes made by these new critters all over their farm. Not long ago, they had driven the pesky fox away from that hill. Now, they have to figure out what to do with the armadillos. When the armadillos become the next target of the farmers, their foxy children come up with a clever solution.
The Stingray Shuffle with Little Ray.
Scare Angel Sharks
Improve Beach Days.
Doing the stingray shuffle with Little Ray helps scare away angel sharks and bad stingrays to improve beach days for everyone. This is not just because dancing is fun. Angel sharks and stingrays prefer to flee. They don't want to be forced to sting unaware waders or swimmers in self-defense. The Stingray Shuffle and dancing stingrays may ward off other creatures, too. According to Pizard's GURPS Miscellanea, Angel Sharks are called “Sand Devils”, because they greet waders with a mouth full of teeth.
With their flattened bodies, angel sharks look more like rays than sharks. They are often called “angel stingrays” in error. With or without music, they can be scared away. Learning to dance the stingray shuffle with Little Ray can improve beach days for everyone. Little Ray teaches friends to shuffle their feet as they enter and move through the water. Dancing stingrays also like the Stingray Shuffle. Some stingrays and all angel sharks are as frightening to Little Ray as they are to beach goers. Stingrays and angel sharks are carnivores. They may include a few little rays among their snacks. As the words to the video explain: “Doing the stingray shuffle may improve our beach days. The vibrations scare off any unfriendly rays. Let's make the surf pound and rattle the ground with your choice of sound for our next go-round.”
The text in the Stingray Shuffle video does not form part of any Little Ray children's book, but many of the animations were made from the illustrations in these books. Little Ray's seafaring books include adventures of stingrays, sharks and armadillos. While doing the stingray shuffle with Little Ray there may not be any armadillos at the beach. However, the facts about these swimming creatures are exciting, interesting and fun. As friends learn to dance the stingray shuffle like dancing stingrays, they do not just improve beach days. They also bond in friendship while dancing, as shown in this video. Little Ray carries friends to the beach with this dance and with his children's books. Doing the stingray shuffle should make beach days better for everyone. It scares away any stingrays, angel sharks or other dangerous creatures that might otherwise get underfoot. Beach days should be pure fun. (Video length: 32 seconds)