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Lest We Forget - Kerry Brown

Lest We Forget

By: Kerry Brown, Benjamin Portas (Illustrator), Isobel Knowles (Illustrator)

Paperback | 18 February 2019

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My granddad says there are two types of days: those you want to remember and those you want to forget ...

A young boy visits his granddad and thinks about the important days in his life: his first day of school, playing soccer with his team, the day his baby sister was born.

Yet through the illustrations the reader sees a parallel story of the grandfather's experiences at war: wearing his brand-new soldier's uniform, with his fellow diggers in the field, looking at a photo of the baby he's never met.

With illustrations from two extraordinary talents, Isobel Knowles and Benjamin Portas, this powerful story from author Kerry Brown will help even young children understand the significance and importance of our national days of remembrance.

About the Author

Kerry Brown is the author of Can I Cuddle the Moon? (illustrated by Lisa Stewart), Poppy Wash (illustrated by Michelle Pike), All My Kisses (illustrated by Jedda Robaard) and the #1 picture book bestseller Lest We Forget (illustrated by Isobel Knowles and Benjamin Portas). She lives in Queensland with her family. ,

About the Illustrators

Benjamin Portas grew up in Queensland and now lives and works in Melbourne. His art and design practice has been incredibly varied and has seen him work as an illustrator, video artist, painter and graphic designer. Lest We Forget is his first picture book.

Isobel Knowles is an Australian animator and illustrator whose work spans stop-motion animations, interactive installations, artistic commissions, collaborative performance and children's television. Her work has screened and won awards at festivals such as Sundance, Cannes and the Chicago International Film Festival. Her picture books include Lest We Forget, Owl Know How and Too Much for Turtle. Her latest picture book is Wide Big World, written by Maxine Beneba Clarke.
Industry Reviews
'This clever and touching picture book bridges the generation gap with a way for young children to relate to the experiences of older family members ... a simple, cleverly constructed book that is ideal for both home and the classroom'
Kids' Book Review

'This is highly recommended for all readers ... a great way to introduce a unit on Gallipoli or World War 1 in the classroom.'

'an engaging way to introduce children to the trials and tribulations of war at a level they can understand'
Canberra Times

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