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.

Oct 26, 2014

Our Island

Written and illustrated by the children of the Gununa of Mornington Island, with Alison Lester and Elizabeth Honey
Penguin Viking
ISBN: 9780670077687           RRP: $24.99

An original short text provided inspiration for words about the Gununa children’s island place. At the same time, the illustrations were developed, using the wax resist technique – watercolour washes splashed over wax crayon drawings. The mentors stepped in before illustrations were overdone, so the images capture a spontaneous and fresh feeling of a heat-hazed location. Thus this picture book was created, revealing the love and pride these children have for their place in the world. Some of the proceeds from sales of the book are returned to the Mornington Island State School to fund further art projects.