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.

Dec 30, 2014

On the wing

David Elliott, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander
Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763653248           RRP: $27.95

Almost 20 different species of birds, each illustrated in its habitat with gorgeous gouache paintings as lyrical as the words, are shown in their busy day. The verses are short and witty, using light-hearted word play in some instances and majestic esteem in others, according to the spirit we attribute the subject. Readers of all ages will enjoy the playfulness of the poetry and the verve of the illustrations in this magnificent book.