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 5, 2015

The princess and the pea

Lauren Child, photographer Polly Borland
Penguin Picture Puffin
ISBN: 9780141343662           RRP: $12.95 (pbk)

The signature chatty style of the author brings a modern resonance to this favourite; throw away lines and asides to the reader are amusingly effective. The illustrations are miniature stage settings, using doll’s house furniture and miniature knickknacks for the accoutrements around the scene; peopled by paper cut-outs dressed in fabrics; with cut out trees, even real branches and scattered vegetation. The set has then been photographed (by internationally regarded Australian photographer) to bring originality and entertainment to early readers - and their reading partners.

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