By Saxby, ClaireIllustrated by Jackson, MarkIllustrated by Potter, Heather
A billy can't be posted, delivered on a bike, or sent in a car, truck or train. It has to be loaded on a ship with all those other Anzac billies for other soldier dads... During World War I, Australian soldiers serving on the front were sent Christmas care packages - tin billies ...filled by families and friends. This is the story of one little boy lovingly selecting, with the help of his mum and grandma, favourite and useful things for his dad's billy - butterscotch, nuts, handkerchiefs, writing paper and more. Then, with a wish that the billy makes it in time for Christmas Day, he sends it on its way... Sail, big ship of billies, sail far across the sea. Until you reach the other side, until you reach my dad...Read more
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Claire Saxby is an award-winning and bestselling picture book author. Her previous books with Walker, Big Red Kangaroo and Emu, both illustrated by Graham Byrne, have won numerous awards. Claire lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she works part-time in a bookshop. Find her online at clairesaxby.wordpress.com, on Twitter as @SaxbyClaire, and on Instagram as @clairesaxbyauthor. Mark Jackson and Heather Potter are a husband and wife team who have co-illustrated several books and regularly exhibit their work together. One of Mark's previous books with Walker includes The Truth About Penguins, written by Meg McKinlay. They live in Melbourne, Australia. Find them both online at jackpot-art.com.
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