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

Why I love footy

Michael Wagner, illustrated by Tom Jellett
Penguin Viking
ISBN: 9780670077878
RRP: $19.99

The book is a catalogue of all things footy that excite our unnamed Everyboy fan, from getting ready at home, through the whole exciting game, to watching the replay at home just before bedtime and dreaming about possibilities. The entire book encapsulates that whole exhilarating atmosphere of spectator sport. Footy tragics will recognise every thrilling emotion; those not so keen may wonder at the fervour that team sport can evoke. Lively colours and detailed scenes of spectators keep the eye moving with the action of the game. The illustrator’s signature humorous cartooning style is the perfect fillip to the exuberance of this tale. And the best fun of all? Sharing it with Dad – the book too.