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

Will you be my sweetheart?

Sue Wright, illustrated by David Jumble
Tiny Owl Workshop
ISBN: 9780992288716
RRP: $14.99

Half the readership of this book is likely to cringe at the title before it is even opened; but they are won over as soon as they see the run-down castle and the two quirky knights idling on the parapet. The offbeat text shows this story is not going to be the gushing romance the title forebodes. The lonely knight makes some odd solicitations in his quest to find a sweetheart, much to the amusement of readers. Droll illustrations drawn in comical style and melancholy colours add to the appeal. Anyone for strudel?