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

Poles apart

Jeanne Willis, illustrated by Peter Jarvis
Nosy Crow
ISBN: 9780857634924
RRP: $22.99

When a polar bear meets a penguin family there must be a nonsense story behind it. The Pilchard-Browns take a wrong turn on a picnic and end up at the North Pole. Mr White, a polar bear, agrees to lead them home, passing through exotic places of cosmopolitan adventure and tourist fame along the way, including bonzer Australia. Though Mr White has always wanted to visit the South Pole, there is no place like home, and he soon returns north. But now they can visit each other – if they want. The lively text is amusingly peppered with the p sound, matched by brightly coloured and loosely drawn illustrations that fill the pages. Pure fun and