There I was, reading Those Can-Do Pigs to my 3 year-old, when I came upon this odd rhyming pair:
In the grass down by the shore,
A Can-Do Pig distrubs a boa —
Now I don’t know where you’re from, but there are very few places where “shore” and “boa” rhyme. In fact, there are really only two I’m aware of: Boston and the United Kingdom.
Sure enough — the author, David McPhail — is from Newburyport, MA.