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.

Mar 13, 2016

Kookoo Kookaburra

Gregg Dreise
Magabala Books
ISBN: 9781921248900          RRP: $24.95

Kindness is like a boomerang – if you throw it often, it comes back often. Kookoo entertains his animal friends by telling stories about their silly behaviour; he helps them to laugh at themselves. Then he becomes a little too cocky and starts to poke fun at them. The animals turn away. Only when kindness returns to his tales does it rebound from his friends and they laugh together again. The illustrations vibrate with colours of the landscape, in a contemporary representational style that references the Aboriginal dot style.