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 30, 2015

Scary night

Lesley Gibbes, illustrated by Stephen Michael King
Working Title Press
ISBN 978192150463           RRP: $24.99

Friends Hare, Cat and Pig are taking something special
to Goat on the other side of the dark and dangerous forest. They crouch along, ducking shadows, past the creepy trees; through the dark cave and then the cemetery; wide-eyed and alert, very wide-eyed, all the way to the rhyme of a foreboding, alliterative verse. At goat’s house there awaits a big surprise. The illustrations are in brooding colours but the quirky outlines give a clue that not all is what it seems. Scary and funny – just what the under 8s adore.