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 11, 2016

My dog Bigsy

Alison Lester
Penguin Random House
ISBN: 9780670078936
RRP: $24.99

Bigsy is an adorable dog somewhere between a corgi and a Jack Russell. He’s a farm dog that loves to hear the noises of the animals as he races around on his stumpy legs. Is he chasing them or rounding them up? The rest of the time Bigsy is hanging out with Slinky, the other dog, and Mr Cat the... cat; and all of this before his young owner is out of bed. Then it starts over again. The simply drawn illustrations are upbeat and joyful, with cut-out figures collaged onto a colourful fabric background and open white space. No wonder Under 5s will want a Bigsy frolicking in their lives.