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

The wonder

Faye Hanson
Templar Book from Five Mile Press
ISBN: 9781760065256          RRP: $19.99

To others, whose imaginations have withered to the more practical matters of the day, a boy seems to drift in a daydream as he walks on the grass, bumps into fellow bus passengers and misses the order to cross the road. Then he is given a blank piece of paper and invited to use his imagination. His daydreams are set free. While a simple, gently unfolding text provides the framework for the story, the illustrations burst from sepia-toned and stylised fuzzy images to an overflow of colour, shape and space. They are detailed and delicious and invite the eye to wander and discover. This is a celebration of the vitality of children’s minds.