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Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept by Jayneen Sanders

Single Mum Children's Book Reviews

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept

By Jayneen Sanders

"Forewarned is forearmed"

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept is a beautifully illustrated picture book that sensitively broaches the subject of keeping our children safe from sexual interference. This book has been written and illustrated in a way that is neither frightening nor confronting and is an invaluable tool for parents. Forewarned is forearmed! This book is all about prevention.

Through story we can talk about difficult topics and this book does it exceptionally well. The key message is that there is nothing so terrible you canít tell someone you trust.

The discussion questions at the back of the book are an excellent support guide when talking with a child about the story.

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept by Jayneen Sanders

This book can be read to children from the ages of 3 to 12 years.

Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept is available for purchase from the official website

Book Details

Title: Some Secrets Should Never Be Kept
Recommended for ages: 3 to 12 years
Author: Jayneen Sanders
Illustrations: Craig Smith
Hardback: 40 pages
Publisher: Upload Publishing (2011)
Country of origin: Australia
Official website:

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About the Author

Author Jayneen Sanders

Jayneen Sanders is a teacher, author and mum of three teenage daughters. Jay and her husband, Mark, published this book themselves, as they could not find a publisher willing to do so. Jay has written many childrenís books over the last 20 years and is currently working on a new literacy series: Engage Literacy.

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