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 6, 2015

The big book of happy

Natalie Marshall
The Five Mile Press
ISBN: 9781760066895
RRP: $14.95

This vibrant and cheerful large board book shows a collection of scenarios for happiness – on one side there are animals, on the other is a child enjoying a similar activity. Readers are invited to talk about what makes them happy in this way. The illustrations are stylised, busy with bright, bold colours and lots of patterns to find – from the plumage of owls, to musical notes and carrots growing underground. It’s a playful book with a simple rhythmic text that contains lots of action verbs. (Companion to The big book of silly.)