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


Christine Sharp
ISBN: 9780702253140           RRP: $ 24.95

What a perfect name for a snail. It conjures up images of the silver thread a snail trails upon. Simon Green, vegetable gardener extraordinaire, only notices Sylvia’s damage to his vegetable leaves. Sylvia wants to change that. This offbeat tale with an organic gardening message plays with word sounds and has a silly side that will appeal to children’s imaginations. The illustrations are done in a distinctive graphic style, blossoming across the pages in delicious vegetable colours. It just goes to show that gardeners and garden snails can share gardens together.