Posted in book reviews, illustrator, what we're reading, tagged action rhymes, Book, book review, Can You Keep a Secret?, children, children's books, counting rhymes, cultures, early childhood, finger plays, Jobi Murphy, lullabies, Mark Carthew, memory, nursery rhymes, parents, poetry, Random House, recommended reading, rhyme, rhythm, traditional rhymes, what we're reading on January 17, 2009 |
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In our opinion, children just aren’t exposed to enough traditional rhymes anymore. Sharing them with your children aids memory, and encourages a love of rhythm, rhyme and poetry. It’s also FUN!
Can You Keep a Secret? (Timeless rhymes to share and treasure)
Can You Keep a Secret? is a selection of rhymes from a variety of cultures presented in a gorgeous hardback book. The illustrations, by Jobi Murphy, are appealing, colourful and simple.
The rhymes have been selected by Mark Carthew and are divided into sections: nursery rhymes, playtime rhymes, action rhymes, counting rhymes, finger plays, and lullabies and gentle rhymes.
Review copy provided by Random House
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Posted in Alphabet Soup - info, competitions, tagged 12, Alphabet Soup, Alphabet Soup magazine, book reviews, children's magazine, children's stories, competition, guidelines, guidelines for submission, guidelines for submitting work, issue 3, jokes, letters, May issue, plays, poems, poetry, prize draw, stories, Write On, writers wanted, writing, writing by children, writing competition, www.alphabetsoup.net.au on January 5, 2009 |
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Are you aged 12 or younger? Do you like to write stories, poems, plays, book reviews, or letters? Then we need you to pick up a pen and get writing!
We love reading kids’ writing and we are currently considering material for the ‘Write On!’ section of Alphabet Soup‘s May issue. If you’d like to see your work published in the magazine, you can visit the Alphabet Soup website www.alphabetsoup.net.au (click on the ‘writers wanted’ tab) and read the guidelines there.
As well as seeing your work in print, all children who have work published in an issue of the magazine receive an entry into a prize draw for that issue.
And we’ll be announcing our second writing competition in Issue 2 (due out in February 2009) so stay tuned!
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