Author(s): Catriona Hoy
This picture book for the very young is a simple, moving look at Anzac Day through the eyes of a little girl. She goes to the pre-dawn Anzac Day service with her father where they watch the girl s grandfather march in the parade. This beautifully illustrated book explains what happens on Anzac Day and its significance in terms a young child can understand It is an excellent introduction to this highly venerated ceremony, and poignantly addresses the sentiments aroused by the memory of those who gave their lives for their country.
Catriona Hoy was born in Scotland and emigrated with her family to Australia at the age of seven. Her family moved eight times before settling in Melbourne. She is now a science teacher and lives in Melbourne with her husband, two daughters and an overfed Labrador. She writes part-time for educational and trade markets, and is the author of the picture book The Music Tree, illustrated by Adele Jaunn (Lothian, 2006). Benjamin Johnson was born in Melbourne in 1975. He spent a good part of his childhood dreaming of becoming a famous artist. In 2003, he completed a Diploma of Arts in Illustration at NMIT, graduating with high distinctions and earning the Award for Excellence at his graduation exhibition. Benjamin currently lives in Melbourne s inner city suburb of Brunswick. Along with two fellow illustrators, he has formed the company Hot Trash , working towards his goal of running a contemporary illustration and design studio. My Grandad Marches on Anzac Day is Benjamin's first published children s book.|