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 7, 2014

Let’s play

Gabriel Alborozo
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781743316283           RRP: $22.99

This book is like Britten’s Young person’s guide to the orchestra, without the opus; a grand, expansive score compared with this minimalist gem of a book. Quirky pen and ink cartoons show Maestro taking a group of children around the orchestra. Dabs of colour occasionally highlight a child or delineate an instrument; more dramatically, splashes of colours in abstract shapes stream from the instruments to represent their sounds. This delightfully but deceptively simple book will, dare I say, strike a chord with young readers. Perfect for the music room.