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 4, 2016

Remarkably Rexy

Craig Smith
Allen & Unwin
RRP: $24.99

The endpapers of the book show how Rexy’s presence dominates the neighbourhood – at least, that’s how Rexy sees it. But he needs to keep up with Pamela the pure-bred Siamese; she is so obviously trying to become the centre of the children’s attention. One day, Towser, the angry pug mix, chases poor Pamela straight down the street. Is this Rexy’s chance to regain his top-kid’s-cat status? An outrageously humorous text pokes fun at Rexy, building his ego and subverting it at the same time. The vigorous and comical illustrations audaciously appeal directly to a child’s sense of humour.