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

The worm who knew karate

Jill Lever, illustrated by Terry Denton
Penguin Viking
ISBN: 9780670077922           RRP: $19.99

Bound to become a children’s cult classic! Brian is a happy worm living without a care in his window box garden. Then he spies a sign: The early bird catches the worm. His world trembles. He takes action. He joins a karate school. Worms are a little karate-challenged, not being built for kicks and chops; but his determination wins through. Pity the next bird that flies in. Ee-ya! Bright colours and quirky drawings only add to the craziness. We must see more of this worm!