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.

Mar 29, 2015

Ladybird: a Cover story

Ladybird Books, The Penguin Group
Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780718193911           RRP: $29.99

This hardcover collection of 500 Ladybird covers is a tribute to 100 years of Ladybird Books. It’s a collector’s item rather than a children’s book, but children can browse through the pages and perhaps recognise some of the covers they will have seen in school and community libraries; some of these titles have been in print for a very long time. The artwork also reflects an intriguing social history of cover art styles in fashion during those times. Nostalgia for the older; intrigue for the younger; and a great novelty gift.