Another day without a birthday, a free-choice day! Yesterday was an English author/illustrator and the day before an American, so today I have chosen to highlight a book by Australians. Every early childhood library and teacher should have this book, Can You Keep a Secret? by Mark Carthew and Jobi Murphy. It is a stunning anthology of verse, songs and rhymes. Some you will know, some may be new, but which ever it is they will remind you of what fun it is to share these sort of rhymes with small children. There is an accompanying CD for those like me who don't sing well and who can't play a musical instrument.
Both Mark and Jobi have a history with publishers and educational publishing so it is no surprise that this is so 'perfect'!