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
Cori Brooke, illustrated by Giuseppe Poli
New Frontier Publishing
Boys love to play with their dads. This book reaches out to fathers, asking them to engage with their sons in many and different ways, from the conventional building and fixing things, playing pirates and fun in the park; to the less conventional - star-gazing and cooking. In the boy’s imagination, chasing birds, visiting the zoo and sleep-outs in cubby houses quickly become enthralling adventures. Outlined watercolours show plenty of white space, putting focus on the action; their spontaneity and casual expression show how sharing fun comes naturally. The final page is sure to bring a tear to any loving father’s eye.