Anzac Ted

Anzac Ted – opening the world of the ANZACs to Aussie kids.


AnzacTed2As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first ANZAC’s this evocative children’s book will help a new generation embrace the ANZAC legacy.

Anzac Ted, is the story of a little boy’s teddy bear that was passed down to him from his grandfather. He is tattered, worn, and missing an eye and an ear, he may look scary but he has great tales to tell. For Anzac Ted went to war, he kept the soldiers company and gave them comfort.

He never won a medal, and doesn’t get voted the children’s favourite toy; but if everyone looked deeper they would see how important Ted and his adventures have been:


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‘They’d see a hero, plain as day Who sits upon my bed.
A hero, who saved me and you. His name … is Anzac Ted.’


Anzac Ted is a poignant and powerful children’s book which includes beautiful water colour illustrations that bring the story to life. Whilst other books have covered the world wars, none have ever made the conflict so accessible to children by telling the story of the war through a beautiful teddy.

This is a spectacular book that both adults and children will love to read over and over again. A fabulous resource for primary school teachers and librarians Anzac Ted is a memorable introduction to the ANZAC experience for the next grateful generation.


Listen to a narration of this poignant story here:




Specifications: Hardback | 245 x 255 mm | 32 pages | Full colour throughout

ISBN: 9781921966569
eISBN: 9781775592068

Author / Illustrator:
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.

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