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

My first day at school

Rosie Smith, illustrated by Bruce Whatley
Scholastic Australia
ISBN: 9781743622964
RRP: $16.99

Typically the text is direct and clear, describing events by instalments that happen to children during this special school day. The illustrations are open and colourful, attracting attention; equally typically they depict contradictory situations featuring animal characters. That’s where the humour resides and good impressions made on the reader. If these characters are having so much fun doing ordinary things then the school day can’t be so bad. This book makes preparing for school enjoyable.