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.

Apr 29, 2015

Bridie’s boots

Phil Cummings, illustrated by Sara Acton
Working Title Press
ISBN: 9781921504723             RRP: $24.99

A little girl becomes very attached to her first pair of gumboots. During the wet weather of winter she wears them everywhere, even in dreams of far away adventures, boots firmly on feet where they are most needed. When the warmer dry weather sets in, Bridie puts her boots away. Next year when the boots are taken out again there is a small problem, which all children come to face in their young lives. The light-hearted text is filled with excitement and expectation as the boots move between adventures and locations. The playful illustrations suggests that this pair of boots is in for a great time, both with Bridie and wherever they go when they are just a memory for her.