Can You Keep A Secret? is a stunning illustrated collection of nursery rhymes and lullabies that will inspire and excite young children, and remind adults of the magic of encountering rich language and imagery for the first time.
Mark Carthew has lovingly compiled familiar favourites and a few lesser known gems, including fascinating rhymes from different cultures and languages. Rhymes are sorted into five colour-coded sections for easy reference, making the collection perfect for the classroom or to be read aloud and shared among family and friends. Jobi Murphy has brought the rhymes to life with beautiful, bright and whimsical illustrations full of gorgeous colour.
Featuring a padded cover, cloth quarter binding, ribbon bookmark and full-colour illustrations throughout, this deluxe book is set to be an enduring classic keepsake. Can You Keep A Secret? is perfect for baby's first Christmas but will last long after the nappies are gone.
Jobi Murphy started in children's publishing at Scholastic Australia working on both trade and education books and magazines. Since starting out on her own, Jobi's portfolio includes the award-winning My Alphabet Kit For Blake Education, work on Scholastic's Reading Discovery Series, and the design and illustration of Random House's Stories for Six Year Olds and the following book in that series. Jobi is more recently the illustrator of the bestselling Max Remy series by Deborah Abela and is the design mind behind the series such as Pearlie and Saddle Club. She illustrated the recently reissued picture book Muddled-Up Farm and the new picture book Billabong Bill's Bushfire Christmas. She now divides her time between working in children's publishing and looking after family in the leafy Sydney suburb or Grays Point.
Mark Carthew is a highly regarded primary teacher, editor, writer and workshop presenter. He mixes his passion for editing, writing and poetry with his love of teaching, books, guitar and the performing arts.
His collaboration with renowned illustrator Peter Gouldthorpe in the Blends series was shortlisted for the Australian Publishers' Association Excellence in Educational Publishing Awards. This was followed by his roles as Series Editor, Development Editor and Contributing Author for two exciting series- the drama script series Voiceworks, and the recently released Chatterbox series, both of which have received awards in the APA's Excellence in Educational Publishing Awards. Mark has also release a series of big books of nursery rhymes, counting rhymes, finger plays and action rhymes. Like Wicked Wizards and Leaping Lizards, Mark's recently released trade picture book of quirky rhymes and riddles, Newts, Lutes and Bandicoots, was also illustrated by Mike Spoor.
Can You Keep A Secret?
Random House Australia
Author: Mark Carthew
Illustator: Jobi Murphy
A detightful collection of nursery rhymes, the largest collection I've seen.