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.

Nov 23, 2015


Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock
Walker Books Aust
ISBN: 9781922077301
RRP: $27.95

With three books in this series – Roadworks, Demolition, now this - you can easily guess their drift. The rhythmic text is filled with noisy words mimicking the patterned sounds of building. Brightly coloured illustrations have sharp outlines showing regular patterns in the struts and beams in frames. Female workers are shown in attribution to teamwork and inclusion. In a deft promotion of the joy of reading, the reader finds that the workers have been building a library all along. This busy book begs for lots of action reading with the under 5s.