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.

Feb 7, 2015

The great garden mystery

Renee Treml
Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780857984166           RRP: $19.99

This animal fantasy about a plunderer of garden beetroots stars several Australian native animals, a horse, with a couple of farm ferals added in. All are clearly named in the romping rhyming text; the black and white scratchboard illustrations make them easy to identify. Unfortunately they are stumblers when it comes to solving the mystery. If only they had remembered that animals can also be identified by what they leave behind – if you know what I mean. Perfect for reading aloud.