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.

Feb 4, 2016

A number of animals

Kate Green, ill. Christopher Wormell
Creative Editions
ISBN: 9781568462226
Price: ~$15 online

An assured, clean and uncluttered lino-cut style, with dramatic black outlines back-filled with bright colours, creates the images in this attractive and artistic counting book. A farm chick goes wandering through the farmyard asking if other animals know where Mother hen is. This grows into a counting story along the way. Readers will engage with the chick’s tale and admire the striking illustrations as the story moves around the farm. One of the better counting books.