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.

Jun 27, 2014

Poppy Cat

Sara Acton
Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781743620168          RRP: $24.99

Dogs act on impulse; cats contemplate. When curiosity gets the better of them, they pounce. The young owner in this story thinks her cat is a copy cat; but the reader can see that the cat is quite capable of getting into its own mischief, getting tangled in loose shoelaces or splashing milk from its bowl. The irony between words and images is not lost on young children. A minimal text bursts with the affection that the little girl has for her pet. Splash-and-dash watercolour illustrations capture the spontaneity and joy of everyday life and show just how comfortable the cat is with her owner.