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.

Jun 23, 2016

George the Bilby Chef and the raspberry muffin surprise

Jedda Robaards
The Five Mile Press
ISBN: 9781760067113
RRP: $14.95

George, a charming child-like bilby, decides to make raspberry muffins for Betty Echidna’s birthday; from there, ambitions just grow and grow. The writing style is reminiscent of earlier classics like Thomas the Tank Engine, and Beatrix Potter’s stories. It should be read with the same jolly rhythms and optimism. Gentle watercolour sketches in pastel tones add to the make-believe feeling of the tale. At the back of the book is a collectible recipe card for making raspberry muffins. There will be more to collect in a promised series about George and his friends and their cooking adventures.