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


Irene Dickson
Nosy Crow
ISBN: 9780857635686
RRP: $19.99

Ruby has red blocks; Benji has blue. They enjoy building alone with their blocks – for a while. I think you can guess where this story is going, and it does. Poor choices lead to bad consequences; but Ruby and Benji do see that there is another way, which leads to brighter and bigger block building. Then along comes Guy with his green blocks. Bold and generous illustrations fill up the page, in poster colours and crayon outline, with clever endpapers. Perfect book for toddlers just learning how to share.