The Last ANZAC by Gordon Winch, illustrated by Harriet Bailey reviewed by Jill Smith

the last anzac gordon winchMy Grand-daughter picked it out of literally hundreds of books on offer at her school library for Book Week on Grandparents day.

This is a beautiful picture book with illustrations that show the story simply, while the words in big print make it easy to follow. James and his Dad are visiting Alec Campbell in Tasmania. Alec is the last Anzac in 2001, and he was 102.

The historical advice from the Australian War Memorial and along with the illustrations showing the reality of the journey Alec made at 16 to join the war effort in 1915. The best part is that James asked Alec questions about the war and Alec answered.

I am certain this will join our reading time stories that are re-read many times. Having just marched in the ANZAC parade for the School, my Grand-daughter clearly picked up on the importance of the event.

Gordon Winch