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.

Oct 2, 2015

Where’s the elephant?

Egmont [Hardie Grant Egmont]
ISBN: 9781405276481
RRP: $19.95

What starts as a hide-and-seek story becomes more serious. Three questions on the second page turning ask: Where’s the elephant?; Where’s the parrot?; Where’s the snake? On following pages these animals are hidden in the lush and colourful forest and have to be found. Slowly something else changes - tree stumps, then houses, roads and cars, all creep in at the expense of the forest. The animals become easier to see – exposed and vulnerable. The watercolour illustrations reveal the forest in its jigsaw diversity; then candidly portray the barren monotony of the city. This is an exceptional book to help youngsters realise the serious responsibility of our stewardship of the planet.