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 20, 2015

The mystery of the midnight crunch

Simon Mitchell, illustrated by James Davis
Five Mile Press
ISBN: 9781743467251           RRP: $14.95

Calling Detective Sniffy Mouse! A monster has raided Mrs Hopper’s house. But there are no monsters, he tells side-kick Cooper. Still, there are reputations to protect and a mystery is a mystery – B-grade movie style or not. There’s no noir here though; just hilarious, scary and colourful fun as Sniff and Coop hunt down the clues and set the trap for the night intruder. Is this monster for real? Comical cartoon-style drawings add to the chaotic film-like amusement. More investigations Detective Sniffy are promised to follow.