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.

Jan 16, 2015

Jessica's Box [CP Edition]

Peter Carnavas
New Frontier
ISBN: 9781921928574           RRP: $29.99

First released in 2008 to great acclaim and popularity, this charming story, beautifully balanced with sensitive illustrations, is about a young girl and her apprehension over starting school. She takes a box, with different contents each time, in an effort to attract friends at school. This edition has been commissioned by the Cerebral Palsy Alliance, and Jessica is sitting in a wheelchair. This change, the only change to the book, is so unobtrusive yet has added a new dimension of poignancy to the story. Very highly recommend.