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.

Oct 22, 2016

Grandma Wombat

Jackie French, illustrated by Bruce Whatley
HarperCollins Children’s Books
ISBN: 9780732299590
RRP: $ 24.99

The sixth title in the Mothball the Wombat series features Grandma; whether this is Mothball is unclear - she’s certainly been around long enough to have produced a few generations. If you are familiar with the layout, this senior wombat likes to sleep, scratch, and eat too! Then Grandma Wombat’s best behaved boy escapes while she is sleeping on joey-duty, and the book takes off in hilarious directions to follow his mischief. It’s nice to think that Grandma is Mothball, getting involved with her grand-joey’s upbringing.