The ANZAC Billy
Published: 2019 by Black Dog Books
Level: Early Years (R-2)
From this book we learn how, during World War 1, families were encouraged to send a billy of goodies to soldiers serving overseas. The young boy at the centre of the story, with his mother and nanna, put together a billy for Christmas time, maybe for his father or for the father of someone else. Written simply, the topic is handled sensitively and appropriately for younger children. Illustrations provide important information and detail relevant to the era.