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

Yak and Gnu

Juliette McIver, illustrated by Cat Chapman
Walker Books
ISBN: 9781922077684          RRP: $24.95

Two good friends like to go rowing on the river together, Yak in his kayak, Gnu in a canoe. They own the river! Then they meet: Goat in a boat, Calf on a raft, followed by Snail setting sail and – well, the flotilla just grows. By the time a cruise ship full of yaks and gnus arrives, our Yak and Gnu have changed their tune. The rhythms of the text give a lively account of the growing river crowd. The cartoon-style of outlined watercolours with breezy colouring, complements the humour and early readers will be amused by the quirky detail of the drawings.