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.

Nov 14, 2014

The Arrival

Shaun Tan
Lothian Books [Hachette Australia]
ISBN: 9780734411464           RRP: $19.99

This migrant story of one family, rendered in haunting sepia drawings in a comic strip style layout, and no words, holds universal appeal. This new edition is in softcover with a smaller, though still squarish, format – like a square paperback. There appears to be no change to the contents; everything is just smaller, and still highly readable. The big change is the impression of the story – much more intimate, much more personal, even more sophisticated. This exquisite silent graphic novel is now there for everyone to choose to read. I suggest you do.