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 2, 2017

Among a thousand fireflies

Helen Frost, photographer Rick Lieder
Candlewick Press
ISBN: 9780763676421
RRP: $19.99

How do fireflies find a mate amongst all those blinking lights? Close-up photography exquisitely sets the scene in the blue-black background of a warm Summer night, a bioluminescent glow lime-lighting the stage where the magical action takes place. The text is spare, fluently lyrical with an undertone of mystery that two fireflies would find each other amongst a maze of flashing lights. This is a joyful book that transcends its factual foundations.