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 7, 2015

Fly-in fly-out Dad

Sally Murphy, illustrated by Janine Dawson
Five Mile Press
ISBN: 9781743467299
RRP: $16.95

This is the story of how one family deals with the separation and the brief return in this working lifestyle, told from the point of view of the son. More likely it is a model for families in similar situations, to make it work; togetherness and sharing are the keys. At home, Dad talks about his adventures at work, while helping out with house chores and joining it at playtime. When the time comes to separate, each character looks forward to the next time they are together. The lively and congenial illustrations reflect the good humour and honesty of the family's feelings.