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 20, 2014

Giant vehicles

Rod Green, illustrated by Stephen Biesty
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781922244444          RRP: $24.95

Cross-sectional illustrations reveal the insides of huge machines like the Airbus A380, the Saturn V Moon rocket, the Oasis of the Seas floating hotel cruise ship, the Russian Typhoon class submarine and other mighty machines. The text consists mainly of labelling and information panels, not to distract from the illustrations; it is small for under 8 readers so some adult intervention would be desirable. The book has been designed with younger children in mind with a sturdy board construction and rounded corners, just like a board book only much larger. Surprise hidden flaps reveal even deeper information about the vehicle interiors.