Forward March by Christobel Mattingley
Published by Scholastic Australia
This book is an impressive way to introduce young children to the meaning & reasons for Anzac Day. I especially love the final words – Anzacs all, warriors & peacekeepers, we will never forget you.
Every young child in Australia should have this book. I would consider it a worthy addition to all school libraries & it should unquestionably be read & discussed to children in all Kindergartens, Preschools & Grade one classrooms around Anzac Day.
I did however find the current war in Afghanistan a glaring absence of mention. Especially considering the number of young children having parents who have & who still are serving there.
An Anzac Day story for young Australian children.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: Christobel Mattingley
Illustrator: David Kennett
Title: Forward March
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Published: March 2016