This is where I stand by Philippa Werry, illustrated by Kieran Rynhart. A beautiful sophisticated picture book perfect for ANZAC Day. Quality language and art work. @philippa_werry

Posted: March 10, 2021 in Intermediate, Primary School
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This is where I stand

By Philippa Werry

Illustrated by Kieran Rynhart

ISBN9781775433842

Scholastic NZ

The subject matter of This is where I stand is the statue of a World War One soldier who stands tall and proud as he looks out over the town. He tells of all he has seen over the many years since he was put on the plinth. He shares his memories of the war, gunfire and poppies in fields. He shares tales of families walking through the park where he stands. All that he remembers is shared, the good and the bad.

There is so much to love about this book. The language is poetical and just beautiful.

I am in the wind and the rain and the sun.

I am in the birdsong and green leaves and the moonlight.

The illustrations are stunning. The soft tones have a haunting quality. Together, the language and art work make this a beautiful book. Perfect not just for ANZAC Day but any day. This should be in every school library. To make the most of this sophisticated picture book do check out the teacher notes here.

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