Keep Our Secrets, a color-changing kids’ book by Jordan Crane


Teaser trailer for KEEP OUR SECRETS, a color-changing kids’ book by Jordan Crane. Coming in November 2011 from McSweeney’s McMullens, the brand new children’s imprint from McSweeney’s Books in San Francisco, CA. ABOUT THE BOOK: Two young children wander through their noisy house and quiet back yard with fresh eyes, discovering a hidden world full of strange and delightful surprises. Featuring heat-sensitive, color-changing ink on every page! Each drawing has hidden images beneath, visible only when the reader rubs the page to warm the disappearing black ink. Among the hidden images: a giant dog slumbering in a piano, a wishing puddle full of dimes, a raccoon that is actually a robot, and a camera secretly made of cheese. A tactile and engaging book for readers of all ages! (Note: The color-change effect does not wear out. It’s infinitely repeatable!)

20 Responses to “Keep Our Secrets, a color-changing kids’ book by Jordan Crane”

  1. terrinakamura  on January 15th, 2012

    Cool

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  2. manupod  on January 15th, 2012

    This guy kinda sounds like Ramond

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  3. aryatisha  on January 15th, 2012

    ooooohhhmaaaiiigoooood i reaaaaly loveee the kid’s voice :3 and jordan crane’s!

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  4. thebabou94  on January 15th, 2012

    That’s agood idea ! But how did you find the ink ?

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  5. painbring132  on January 15th, 2012

    i love jordan crane a.k.a da funky technician

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  6. L1r1ada  on January 15th, 2012

    Seems really nice ! will it be translated in french ?

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  7. allianora66  on January 15th, 2012

    Lovely. I’m a huge fan of Jordan’s work going back to his minicomics over a decade ago. But I have to ask, when will McSweeney’s use this disappearing ink technology in an adult book. Very adult if you know what I mean. Cause that just seems the obvious next step.

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  8. LDMythos  on January 15th, 2012

    This is mindblowingly genius. Great work!

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  9. vollsticks  on January 15th, 2012

    Love Jordan Crane’s work and this looks super-great. Can’t wait to buy this.

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  10. artistcolor  on January 15th, 2012

    @McSweeneysQuarterly OK, great, thanks! cuz in the video it looks very redundant to say “she’s got a snake under her hat” or “the cat is made up of mice!” and then that is what we see when we rub. Anyways, nice physicality. :)

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  11. McSweeneysQuarterly  on January 15th, 2012

    @artistcolor I shoulda said so in the video: the ink hides a whole bunch of surprises that go unmentioned in the text. And some of the black ink rubs away to reveal hidden written messages.

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  12. cmclink09  on January 15th, 2012

    Can’t wait!

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  13. ItchyKneeSon  on January 15th, 2012

    @c0mbinat0r Ditto! Liked and favorited!

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  14. c0mbinat0r  on January 15th, 2012

    im 26 and WANT!

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  15. artistcolor  on January 15th, 2012

    Really nice, though I do wonder why the dialogue in the text is the children naming what is hidden. That is kind of redundant, and doesn’t seem to add anything… though maybe if you read it all?

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  16. whoisrico  on January 15th, 2012

    Gorgeous! I want one!

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  17. ribogok  on January 15th, 2012

    That cat thing is sick. In a bad way.

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  18. mk4195421  on January 15th, 2012

    That is genius…

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  19. theyliveagain  on January 15th, 2012

    Amazing! I’m salivating at the thought of reading this. And my daughter will adore it.

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  20. TarieS7  on January 15th, 2012

    Wow! Want! ^_^

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