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

No way Yirrikipayi!

by children from Milikapiti School
with Alison Lester
Indigenous Literacy Foundation
ISBN: 9780992478070          RRP: $19.99

A hungry crocodile sets out to hunt but each animal he stalks convinces him it would be wise not to eat them – turtle has a hard shell; stingray has a sting in his tail; crab has snappy claws. Then he meets snake. The catchy text includes the Tiwi names of all the animals and was a collaborative effort by mentor and children. The drawings are done by individual school artists, again in contemporary style but showing influences from their cultural origins. It all blends to make an exciting story for all early readers.