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 19, 2016

Spot and Stripe

Anna Shuttlewood
The Five Mile Press
ISBN: 9781760401405
RRP: $16.95

This bright and bubbly friendship story features Spot, the leopard and Stripe the zebra. Best friends, they do everything together; they especially enjoy sharing their different ways of doing things. When they try to look like each other though, it doesn’t work out. They lose their individuality and this is made obvious in the illustrations. Charming watercolours in pastel colours are enlivened in places with touches of fuller pigment adding warmth to the tale. The social references are easy to recognise; children won’t miss them. Spot and Stripe are so comfortable in each other’s company I’d like to think there will be more stories from them. We can only hope.