Keep Our Secrets
Written by Jordan Crane
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Keep Our Secrets by Jordan CraneTwo young children tour their noisy house with fresh eyes, discovering along the way that all is not as it seems. Featuring heat-sensitive, color-changing ink on every page, this book contains dozens of delightful surprises. Among them: a giant dog slumbering in a piano, a wishing puddle full of dimes, a raccoon that is actually a robot, and a camera that is secretly made of cheese.
, and 'the accordion's got three cats and a handful of forks in it.
's all true. There's a creepy end-of-days feeling to the project, but kids and adults alike should appreciate the underlying message that you can find new secrets... but only if you listen... very... close.'
--Publisher's Weekly, Children's Review Totally worth looking at again and again. --Very Short List Keep Our Secrets Is a magical book... A blast, not only for the ink gimmick but also because Crane's illustration style is wonderful. You could read it straight through without vanishing any of the ink and it's a pretty cute book by itself. All of the hidden images are just the icing on the cake. --Wired.com's GeekDad Older readers will pick up on the subtext of two kids on their own trying to make sense of the confusing world of adults, but all ages will marvel at the clever drawings exposed beneath the disappearing ink. --Apartment Therapy I thought it would be hard to impress my [eight-year-old] son with the Keep Our Secrets board book... Oh, how I was wrong... it's definitely a book I'll be gifting to new parents. --Alphamom's Must List
... the effect is downright magical. --Takes a Village While e-books may be turning all of our favorite childhood stories into animated pictures and text, the analog book is making a comeback [with] Keep Our Secrets. --A New Day's Work [A] whimsical, unique book. Hidden behind the fun of discovering secret pictures is a lesson about careful observation and an absurdist commentary on the difference between outward appearance and innermost realities. --Buffalo News Keep Our Secrets by Jordan Crane, a printed book that incorporates a very cool technology.[An] amazing little book. --Yummy Mummy New from McSweeney's/McMullen's comes a board book like no other, I guarantee it. Keep Our Secrets (to be read in a whisper) by Jordan Crane will be heralded by children everywhere as a 'magical
. --Muse The novelty of this book has obvious kid-appeal but add to that the fun illustrations and you'll have kids wanting to uncover the secrets over and over again. --Babyology A recommendation for parents on Media Darlings! Featured on Daily Candy! Praise for The Clouds Above: Crane's drawings are clean, yet full of nuance; his writing is playful and sharp. The artistry is in the detail. -- The New Yorker
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15th December 2011
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