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.

Apr 2, 2016


Danny Parker, illustrated by Freya Blackwood
Little Hare Books [HGE]
ISBN: 9781921894848
RRP: $24.99

Australian children’s illustrator of the moment, gathering multiple awards into her CV, including the prestigious Kate Greenway Medal. This is a very spare text written as a short verse with lines that open out to the possibilities of sharing a perfect day: the space to play, fresh air and sunshine, places to go. The illustrations fulfil those possibilities with three children and a pet (never mentioned in the text) enjoying their time at simple pleasures during a languorous day. The delicate colours are splashed with sunshine and family warmth. This is the kind of day all children should be able to share. Perfect is just that.