Hug Bug Club - Fall [Image © katerina_dav -]

Fall Newsletter 2021

Happy Fall and Happy Harvest Time!

On the West Coast of Canada where I live in Sechelt, BC, the fall rains have started! I am “Singing in the Rain” because we had a very hot, dry summer! Our forests and gardens really need the rain.


Children walking in the rain [Image © Boggy -]

Children walking in the rain [Image © Boggy –]


There were so many wildfires in BC this summer that some families had to evacuate or leave their homes to stay elsewhere until it was safe to return. At my cabin on Okanagan Lake near Vernon, the air was very smoky as the fires were in the forests across the lake. We were not in any danger, but we had to come home to Sechelt, where the air was clearer.  I felt very sorry for anyone living close to the fires. We have excellent firefighters; and with the fall rains, the fires are no longer a threat. Families are now returning to their homes. But some families lost their homes and belongings, so their neighbors and our government are helping them to recover from their loss. Our communities and friends are so important in times of need. Kindness and caring will help heal their loss.


Fall Fun [Image © Konstantin Yuganov -]

Fall Fun [Image © Konstantin Yuganov –]

Welcome Fall!

Fall is my favorite season! Time for new beginnings, going back to school, making new friends, harvesting our fruits and vegetables.  I will soon return to my cabin in Vernon to pick apples and plums to preserve them for the winter. Which is your favourite season?

Here is the Autumn verse from my song, “Hello Winter”, on “Diamonds and Dragons”.


Hello Autumn - Bear Holding Maple Leaf Standing Under a Tree with Leaves Falling


Hello Autumn, how are you today?
I’m so glad that you have come my way
Hello Autumn, say, you’re looking fine
Let’s go running through the park and find a tree to climb

We can gather up the apples, make an apple pie
Fly our kites, swirling in the sky
Dress up for Halloween, then go “Trick or Treat”
You can be a Sasquatch with big, enormous feet!

Winter, Springtime, Summer or Fall
Which one is your favourite?
I think I like them all!

New Book Coming Soon!

My new illustrated book, “Charlotte Diamond’s Animal Friends – A collection of Songs”, will feature thirteen of my animal songs, like, “Sasquatch”, “Dicky Dinosaur”, “Ottie the Otter” and “Octopus (Slippery Fish)”. It will be published by Orca Books on May 17, 2022.  Watch my website for more details. You’ll be able to pre-order soon at or from your local bookseller.


Charlotte Diamond's Animal Friends - A Collection of Songs


I am very excited about this book as I always wanted children and families to be able to read and sing my songs. The illustrations by Eunji Jung are beautiful and fun!

We Need Water

For our amazing animals, we need to protect our forests, lakes, streams and oceans, where they live.  Water is so important and every drip/drop counts! So don’t waste the water!  This summer, we used rain barrels and saved the water from our showers, baths and dish washing to water our garden and trees.  Have fun with this song, “We Need Water” from “Charlotte Diamond’s World”.  Also on iTunes and Spotify.


We Need Water - Yellow Duck Floating on Water with Blue Sky and Clouds in the Background


We need water (Gulp, gulp!);
We need water (Splish, splash!)
We need water (Flush!);
We need water everyday.

We need water (Boat whistle!);
We need water (Gargle!)
We need water (Brushing teeth!);
We need water everyday.

CHORUS (3 Parts)

Water, water, water, water, wa-ter …

Drip, drop, drip, drop …

Don’t waste, don’t waste the water,
Don’t waste, don’t waste the water
Don’t waste, don’t waste the water,
We need water everyday.

We need water (to grow seeds);
We need water (for the trees)
We need water (to fill the seas);
We need water everyday.

We need water (for snow and rain);
We need water (on the plains of Spain)
We need water (let’s say it again!);
We need water everyday.  CHORUS

We need water (for the fishes);
We need water (to wash dishes)
We need water (for rainbow wishes);
We need water everyday

We need water (to grow crops);
We need water (to scrub pots)
We need water (to wash our socks);
Cool, clear water…water   CHORUS


A Gift For You!

Free Song Download!

Until September 30, 2021, I’m offering my newsletter subscribers a FREE DOWNLOAD of “We Need Water”. CLICK HERE to go to the store, and then click on “Add to Cart”. At checkout, enter coupon code:

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After doing so, you’ll see a credit in your shopping cart of $0.99 for the song purchase. Then proceed through checkout to get immediate access to your song download. (If you aren’t purchasing any other items, you won’t be asked to enter a credit card. We do need your name, address, and Email address though, to process the order.)

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Wash Your Hands

Remember to wash your hands often to keep away the flu and viruses. Visit YouTube for a video of my new song, “Wash Your Hands” to the tune of my song, “Slippery Fish”.

Wash Your Hands (to the tune of "Octopus (Slippery Fish)")

(To the tune of “Octopus (Slippery Fish)”)

Wash your hands, wash your hands,
With slippery soap and water.
Top and bottom, through your fingers
Don’t forget your wrists.

Wash your hands, wash your hands
With slippery soap and water.
Lots of bubbles, no more troubles
Wash them down the drain! Gulp, Gulp, Gulp!

By Charlotte Diamond 2020

Find Me on YouTube!

Visit my YouTube Channel – Charlotte Diamond Original to see my latest videos, like “Ottie the Otter” and “Prickly Porcupine and Spiny Sea Urchin”, written for those days when we feel prickly or lonely. We all need our friends and family to show us that they care.

“Four Hugs a Day, that’s the minimum”.

Have a happy and safe Hallowe’en! I have my Dracula cape and my binoculars ready to go Looking for Dracula”! Watch along on YouTube!

Looking for Dracula [Image © mickallnice / indomercy -]

I love to receive your letters and drawings. Write to me anytime and send your ideas to me by email or visit my Charlotte Diamond Fan Page on Facebook. I always write back!

Charlotte in her Banana Hat!


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