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.

Aug 2, 2016


Birdie Black, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
Nosy Crow
ISBN: 9780857635709   
RRP: $19.99

Unusual animal characters 25.02.16

A young Warthog, looking cuter than you’d expect, rollicks through the pages across the grasslands gathering up numbers of things with no real purpose other than the fun of rhythm and rhyme. Then there are those ten large footprints at the end of each count; where will they take us? The text is somewhat reminiscent of a humorous folk song. Brightly coloured illustrations with patchwork decoration have a jolly line. Novelty flaps and die-cut holes along the way accentuate the fun. Actually a counting book, Under fives will ask for this book to be read over – and over.