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 22, 2016

Peter and the Wolf     Sergei Prokofiev

Adapted and illustrated by Ayesha L. Rubio
The Five Mile Press
ISBN: 9781760067816
RRP: $19.95

This version has a twist
which goes beyond the duck’s demise in the original and its rescue in Disney’s version. Children identify strongly with Peter’s mischief in this tale. Without the music, the story here allows the moral to stand clearly apart from the entertainment. The strongly coloured illustrations with their clean lines sit dramatically against a stark white background, giving the book a classic contemporary look.