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.

Dec 30, 2016

There is a tribe of kids

Lane Smith
Pan Macmillan Australia

The range of unusual colours he has used in his palette; the variety in colour textures, right to the background; and the silver shimmer through the colours on the dust jacket; all make for a more than usually elegant book for this renowned author-illustrator, better known for mischief and irony. The text is different, no longer the wisecracking humour but a clever use of collective nouns, sometimes of witty creation. Deep beneath it all, beneath the subtle use of past tense, is a message to children to work together to save the world’s disappearing wildlife.