Friday, 12 April 2013

ANZAC Biscuits


Written by Phil Cummings
Illustrated by Owen Swan
Scholastic
Hardcover RRP $24.99

Published just in time for this ANZAC Day, ANZAC Biscuits is a hauntingly beautiful read. A young family, torn apart by war, are brought back together through the humble ANZAC biscuit.

Each double page spread alternates between the ravages of war and the warmth of the family kitchen. The story cleverly flows from one scene to the next with linking text. The illustrations add to the overall gentle feel of the book with Swan's subtle use of watercolour and pencil.

A moving story about war for young and old.

Highly recommended for 4 years and older.




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