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 13, 2014

Snail and Turtle are friends

Stephen Michael King
Scholastic Press
ISBN: 9781743620236           RRP: $24.99

Snail and Turtle are almost inseparable, having acknowledged their differences and enjoying their similarities. The text is quite spare, with emphasis on sound words that match the action in the illustrations where a lot of wordless story is happening. The colours and shapes in bold page designs, along with the artist’s singularly intimate style, draw the reader into the pictures to appreciate the warmth of the friendship. Children will return to this book to browse the joyful illustrations more closely and take in the quiet acceptance that Snail and Turtle share.