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.

May 13, 2015

How big is too small?

Jane Godwin, illustrated by Andrew Joyner
Penguin Viking
ISBN: 9780670070756           RRP: $24.99

Big brother, as big brothers are wont to do, won’t let little brother join in his games because he is too small. Little brother sulks but a little philosophy and science - and an ant – convinces him that ‘small’ should not stop him joining in the games. He meets another small boy who changes his day, saying: You’re just the right size for yourself. Things can only get better from there. The jolly rhyme wraps the story in enjoyment while the retro style of the illustrations and the inherent humour of their line, add to the fun.