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

Too hot for spots

Mini Goss
Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781743435410           RRP: $19.99

Barry and Stella first appeared in Too cold for a tutu (2012). Here they are pretending to be Doctors, alternately taking care of each others’ pretend ills - Barry has the weasles while Stella has chicken pops. The charming twist is that Barry and Stella are hand-knitted soft toys, so you can view their stories as children setting up their toys for a game; or the toys actually representing children playing. This book, with its unique illustration, joyful colours and authentic text sparkles like the original and still feels as fresh as a new idea. Highly recommended for the under 5s.