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.

Aug 2, 2014

Chasing shadows

Corinne Fenton, illustrated by Hannah Sommerville
Ford St Publishing
ISBN: 9781925000153           RRP: $26.95

Beautifully spare text is written haiku-like in this nostalgic family story. Something has happened to Beth that distracts her from day-to-day happenings. She hasn’t noticed the new little puppy playing and growing in the household. Beth’s life has been in shadows. Then another traumatic event draws her out of her detachment. Soft watercolour illustrations suit the mood of the story, at once portraying Beth’s solitude and the puppy’s free-spirited vitality.