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.

Jan 14, 2017

Baxter's Book

Hrefna Bragadottir
Nosy Crow

Baxter would like to be the star of a book, not just see his name there. But he is not the right kind of creature – in fact it’s difficult to tell just what he is! And his name is just too unusual. Then he sees a sign for an audition for a book character. Is this his chance? Or do the other candidates already have too much experience in stories? It just doesn’t work for Baxter. But what is that book the small owl has been reading? The illustrations are simply but boldly drawn in wash and crayon, with direct appeal to children – as is Baxter, whatever he is.