Belinda Landsberry is a children's author and illustrator. She brings an ideal combination of talents to her work, having formerly trained as a primary school teacher and graphic designer. Mother to four children - two grown-up and two teenagers - Belinda will hold the impressive record of having made school lunches for 30 years straight when her youngest daughter finishes school in 2018! 'Anzac Ted' is her first published book.
'.......As we approach 2015 and the 100th anniversary of the
departure of the first Anzacs, Anzac Ted offers parents and
teachers a very age-appropriate way of sharing the story of
Australia's First World War soldiers with children...........' --
Kids' Book Review
'.....Reading picture books is also a great way to help your children understand this complex side to our history. Anzac Ted is a beautiful story that gently teaches children about the sacrifices that Australians had to make during war, in a way that they can understand.......' -- Mother & Baby
'There's no doubt that war and conflict can be hard concepts for children to understand. Anzac Ted helps to explain the Anzac legacy to the younger generation. The book, written and illustrated by Belinda Landsberry starts with a description of a raggedy scary-looking teddy bear Anzac Ted that is the object of disdain at Show and Tell at school...Focusing on themes of war, conflict, family and love, this is a very special children's book. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign next April, share the story of Anzac Ted and the Anzacs and remember their sacrifice.' -- The Mummy Project
Anzac Ted is a unique children's book, including stunning watercolour illustrations ... Anzac Ted's themes of love, acceptance and the importance of family will resonate with adult readers ... and with older readers for whom the war themes and illustrations will be touching and nostalgic."
"Anzac Ted is a poignant and touching book ... visually striking ... a beautiful and important book: especially as we commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War 1 and in particular the Gallipoli campaign."
"A simple verse story with powerful evocative illustrations...especially suitable for upper primary children as they learn about the ANZAC event and other elements of World War , and indeed all wars" * Reading Time *
"...this is another fitting tribute to one family's experience of war and to the war stories and memorabilia that are handed down from generation to generation."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the book, as did the children and after reading it we talked about the Anzacs and what it meant for us" * Jigsaw Magazine *
"every time it is read it lets the soldiers who are no longer with us live on, gives those serving their due"
"It's easy to see why so many teachers have chosen this book as their preferred ANZAC Day read. Anzac Ted is a beautiful piece of literature and the perfect way to introduce children to the ANZAC Legend."