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

The skunk

Mac Barnett, illustrated by Patrick McDonnell
The Five Mile Press
ISBN: 9781760067823
RRP: $19.99

A skunk follows a man in a tuxedo around town – everywhere. Creepy. The man shakes him off – but soon starts to miss him. He races back the way he came, sees the skunk wandering alone. In the ultimate irony the man says, I think I will keep an eye on him/ And make sure he does not follow me again. This is a hilarious story. The text is droll, the illustrations minimalist in an all-round pokerfaced delivery. Adults will love to read it aloud and children will love to listen in.