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 24, 2014

The skunk with no funk

Rebecca Young, illustrated by Leila Rudge
Walker Books Australia
ISBN: 9781922179012           RRP: $27.99

The title promises fun and entertainment from the beginning! When Woody was born he seemed perfect with his white racing stripes, spiky fringe and tail that stood upright. Only one thing was missing – and you know what that was. There is rhythm and rhyme, word play and curiosity – how can a skunk get through life with this… affliction? Funky he is, but funk he has not. The pencil and coloured ink illustrations are drawn in comical style with a whimsical charm that echoes the nimble text. Cut paper collages accent the serendipitous in this delightfully different book.