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 9, 2016

Reviewed 21.01.16

Hello from Nowhere

Raewyn Caisley, illustrated by Karen Blair
Penguin Viking
ISBN: 9780670075003
RRP: $24.99

Eve lives in Nowhere, far out in the emptiness of the earthen-coloured Outback. She patiently fills in the day in the open spaces waiting for her Nan to visit. Then Nan arrives and it’s amazing how many things are everywhere when you have someone to share them with. This is a lovely family story set in a different Australian place, with sunlight-limp colours that splash and sketch across the countryside. Isolation may not be such a good thing but this story shows it can create unique responses to unfamiliar challenges and affirm family bonds.