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 1, 2015


Andy Geppert
Tiny Owl Workshop
ISBN: 9780992288723
RRP: $24.99

Meep is a young peacock, his tail feathers as yet insubstantial. His many friends would like to enhance their beauty by adding a feather quality– prettiness, colour, distinction; and for orang-utan, to be less orange. Meep is loyally generous, but tail-featherless he doesn’t feel quite right. His friends feel the same. The soft minimal watercolours have just enough brush and line to create character, balancing the wistful words. Young readers will warm to the message of self-esteem that underpins the story.