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.

May 28, 2016

Alphabet school

Stephen T. Johnson
Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781416925217
RRP: $24.99

There isn’t one actual letter from the alphabet shown in these illustrations. They are all represented in objects, shapes and patterns around a school. The A is in the frame of a free-standing display board in the library. Many of the letters are in markings on the quadrangle and patterns in walls. The reader has to search for each letter in prints made from colour-slides then textured by computer to give a chalky or wax-crayon effect. The school setting is a touch of inspiration.