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

Possum’s big surprise

Colin Buchanan, illustrated by Nina Rycroft
Scholastic Australia
ISBN:9781742839271           RRP: $14.99 (pbk)

Surprise, surprise, Possum is going to have a surprise birthday party! With a catchy refrain which children can join in, possum encounters her friends along the way:
Off in a flash and a tumble of grey,
Flossy the possum was up and away!
The rhyming text rollicks along at a jolly pace, with a bold illustrations in a realistic style and a comic line that reflects the rush and rhythm of the story. The illustrations are quite fun in this thoroughly enjoyable bouncing tale.