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.

Sep 26, 2015

That’s what wings are for

Patrick Guest, illustrated Daniella Germain
Little Hare Books [Hardie Grant Egmont]
ISBN: 9781742978291
RRP: $24.95

Bluey the Dragon is the mascot of the Duchenne Foundation in Australia. Bluey is not like any respectable dragon; instead he is soft, wheezy and has floppy wings. He is teased and left on his own. Bravely he sets out on the long journey to find answers from the wise dragon that couldn’t fly, the Bearded Dragon, who tells him: You were made for something wonderful. You’ll find it soon enough. He does so in this heart-warming, gentle tale with delicate watercolours of silken quality and Chinese motifs as befit a dragon’s origins. Part of the proceeds from the book will be donated to the foundation to support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy families.