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 7, 2017

No place like home

Ronojoy Ghosh
Random House Australia
ISBN: 9780857988461
RRP: $24.99

This book takes the theme of the previous more seriously and also features a polar bear. George’s instinct tells him the city is not the place for him. He sets out to find his place. Not the trees of the jungle; nor high mountains nor dry deserts. The sea tingles with familiarity but not on Kanagawa-like waves. Then he sees a cold white land and knows he is home. The spare text gives this story poignancy; there are undercurrents of refugee displacement. Hope shines through the illustrations which are bold in shape and colour, washed by the blue of George’s mood. Understated and provocative at once.