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.

Jul 30, 2014

First flight

David Miller
Working Title Press
ISBN: 9781921504570           RRP: $24.99

Do sugar gliders learn to fly by accident? When Little Glider Joey is woken by laughing kookaburras he ventures out for a peek. Suddenly the bark ribbon that supports him breaks; as he falls instinct takes over and he spreads his limbs. His first-ever gliding swoosh is elegant but not so his landing. How will he get back to his nest? The drawing style uses watercolours and watercolour pencils with wonderful effect, the strokes and shading giving a sense of movement.