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


Jean Jullien
Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9781847808189
RRP: $19.99

Ralf is without doubt a sausage dog though not a usual one, being in the size long range. He doesn’t have to go to any lengths to end up in trouble – he naturally gets tangled in mischief. One day he gets tangled in the electric cord of the iron. Quel disaster! That night the iron is left on – smoke! Quel another disaster! He must save his family and in a significant stretch of imagination he does. This is giggle-rich humour for young readers who won’t be surprised that Ralf’s family still loves him after all – even if he now has to coil up like a python to sit on their laps. The illustrations are comical and stylised, in flat colour with heavy black outlines. Their simplicity is a foil to the madness of the tale.