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.

Sep 27, 2014


Jonny Duddle
Koala Books [Scholastic Press]
ISBN: 9781742761015           RRP: $14.99

This amazing title promises huge and overpowering things, continuing through the racing rhyming text, right up to the climax. Four little dinosaurs are warned by their parents not to stray into the company of the feared Gigantosaurus, a prehistoric bogeyman. Their games become a boy-cries-wolf story and one little dinosaur finds himself in dire trouble. Bold and lush acrylic illustrations evoke steamy dinosaur jungles of the past. Notes at the end describe the real dinosaurs of the story and the inspiration for the Gigantosaurus is explained.