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.

Dec 12, 2015

Go to sleep, Jessie!

Libby Gleeson, illustrated by Freya Blackwood
Little Hare Books [Hardie Grant Egmont]
ISBN: 9781742977805
RRP: $24.95

Big Sister gets annoyed when screaming Little Sister won’t go to sleep; what does Family do? But, the realisation of this simple plot is something magical. The words are just enough, almost ordinary, but in an authentic, family kind of way. They beg to be read aloud. The illustrations engage from the start, vignetting familiar family strategies to get Jessie to sleep. Finally, Big Sister stumbles across the endearing solution, one that all families will recognise – big brothers too. More than a bedtime story, this is the story of bedtime in most family households.