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Sep 6, 2015

I can swim a rainbow

Kim Michelle Toft, (Arthur Hamilton)

Silkim Books
ISBN: 9780994238801
RRP: $24.95

Another Queensland connection, this author , grew up locally and began her publishing career with UQP. The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland’s iconic biogeographical feature, inspires her work. This book is based on the popular song, I can sing a rainbow by Arthur Hamilton, and includes detailed scenes from reef environments in which children have to find certain endangered species. Concepts in counting and colour help to frame the work. Her signature silk painting illustrations are brilliantly coloured and sumptuously detailed, sparkling like clear reef waters.