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.

Jul 19, 2015

A river

Marc Martin
Penguin Viking
ISBN: 9780670077441           RRP: $24.99

Like a lesson in Geography, describing the changing landscapes that the river courses through, but much more. The text is spare and poetic, with a deep fondness for Nature’s works. The illustrations are painted in watercolours and gouache in naive style which is at the same time very sophisticated. They arrest the eye with details that will reward the patient reader. It turns out that the child narrator has been daydreaming and the graphic (as in drawing) resolution of her waking up is compelling. This book will please the confident beginning reader.