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Anzac Biscuits - Phil Cummings

Hardcover

Published: 1st March 2013
For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
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Rachel is in the kitchen, warm and safe.

Her father is in the trenches, cold and afraid.

When Rachel makes biscuits for her father, she adds the love, warmth and hope that he needs.

This is a touching story of a family torn apart by war but brought together through the powerful simplicity of Anzac biscuits.

ANZAC Biscuits delicately entwines the desolation of life on the frontline of war with the tenderness of life on the home front.

About the Author

Phil Cummings is the youngest of eight children and grew up in Port Broughton, South Australia. Life as a kid was full of fabulous adventures and the many stories in his Danny Allen series draw from his experiences growing up on a farm. David Cox is an award-winning author and illustrator. He grew up in outback Queensland but went England to study art at St Martins School of Art. After eight years in the UK and Europe, David returned to Australia and worked in both publishing and the newspaper industry. In 1978, he was awarded the Walkley Award for newspaper illustration. He now works as a full-time illustrator and writer and lives in Brisbane.

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5.0

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  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Easy to read (4)
  • Well written (4)
  • Engaging characters (3)
  • Informative (3)

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5.0

a modern connection for young children

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from Newcastle AUSTRALIA

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
  • Meaningful Illustrations
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Inspires Cooking
    • Relating To Families
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Anzac Biscuits:

    I used this book in several 4-5 year old classes. It has simple words and illustrations.Before I began I made reference to what you might send in a parcel to someone you loved. When the story is ready slowly the children notice the detail in the pictures. Look at the pictures of stoves in the 'olden days'. Of course we were inspired to also make ANZAC biscuits.
    I recommend this book as it deals with the effect of war - separation from family rather than fighting.

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    5.0

    Education without the lecture.

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    from Regional Victoria

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Informative
    • Page-Turner
    • Timeless And Engaging
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Special Needs
      • Traditional
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Anzac Biscuits:

      Story and illustrations are perfection. Used in an ANZAC Day display. A quick easy read which explained a tradition and left a smile on faces.
      A lovely book for all ages.

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      5.0

      Great informative book for all ages

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      from Nyah West

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Read
      • Engaging characters
      • Informative
      • Page-Turner
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anzac War Reference
        • Gift
        • Older Readers
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Anzac Biscuits:

        Important support for use with Anzac support material for all ages

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        5.0

        A Must Read

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        from Sydney, Australia

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Informative
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Reference

          Comments about Anzac Biscuits:

          The book was amazing to read to my Year 1 class. The text put our ANZAC Day service into perspective. The relationship between making the biscuits and the war front was extremely effective. The book generated so many questions about the topic. There is now a queue waiting in quiet and paired reading time.

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          ISBN: 9781742833460
          ISBN-10: 1742833462
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 5 - 7 years old
          For Grades: 2 - 4
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 32
          Published: 1st March 2013
          Publisher: Scholastic Australia
          Country of Publication: AU