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

Here in the garden

Briony Stewart
University of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702250101           RRP: $24.95

Also dealing with loss, this time grief is resolved early and memories are more joyful. Against a backdrop of changing seasons, a young boy visits places where he shared time with his lost companion, and remembers. The tenderness of the poetic text is matched by the delicate illustrations of watercolour and gouache with pencil outline and shading. Always there is movement, if not in the wind then in what the boy is doing or in the words of the story – time moves on. This gentle book is a sensitive exploration of feelings of loss.