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 27, 2016

What pet should I get?

Dr Seuss
ISBN: 9780008170783
RRP: $19.99

This story explores the classic childhood quandary of choosing a pet. Children will enjoy the caricature style – Seuss is not very kind to cats and birds – and his exploding imagination as the pets become more and more extraordinary. Twice, four of his creatures – they are what you want – parade across the pages imploring the children with placards that say: Make up your mind. The text is written rhyming couplets with his favoured anapaestic beat; occasionally, for the fun of it, this breaks into another rhythm. The vocabulary is simple but rich with nonsense words and tongue-twisters. What a happy way to learn how to read!