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 13, 2016


Danny Snell
Working Title Press
ISBN: 9781921504815
RRP $24.99

Seagull lands on the beach but after a few strutting steps is tangled in some discarded fishing line. This is still attached to a sinker so she can’t lift off. Various beach animals come by but they aren’t equipped to help. In the meantime a young boy has been watching proceedings – he knows he has the solution to Seagull’s problem. The acrylic illustrations show the bright fresh colours of the seaside with brushstrokes reflecting Seagull’s desire to escape and fly. Children learn clearly of the hazards to wildlife from people’s careless attitudes to littering our shared landscape in this wise book by one of Australia’s best tellers of stories about animals, real or imaginary.