Welcome to Children's Corner book reviews from 4MBS Classic Radio FM in Brisbane. Here you will find short annotations of the children's books reviewed by Kerry Neary in Children's Corner on 4MBS, together with the details you need to find them at your favourite bookstore. Any prices shown are the publisher's Australian recommended price and may vary depending on where you shop. You are welcome to use these reviews for newsletters and the like with appropriate acknowledgement.

May 26, 2014

Along the road to Gundagai

Revealing an inner meaning to an iconic Australian folk tune, the setting is moved to WW1 and the song presented as the reflections of Diggers about returning home; and though the setting may be WW1, in time for this year's centenary recognition, the ethos is every war, every tour of duty, for every Australian soldier pondering home. Rich contrasts in the colours of Australia and overseas war scenes sharpen the emotion of this book.

Jack O'Hagan, illustrated by Andrew McLean

Omnibus Books (Scholastic)          ISBN: 9781862919792           RRP: $24.99