Written by Veronica Lamond
Illustrated by Veronica Lamond
Part of the Landybooks Series
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A warm lovely story about Fender the Land Rover Defender. Fender lives by the sea and is owned by Dan. One day they drive down the coast to help with a beach clean and meet a fascinating little lady who needs their help. With lots of full colour, cheerful illustrations and short text on each page, this book highlights some gentle morals and worthy ideals. The author and illustrator Veronica Lamond has brought to life to an animated (but realistic) Land Rover 1956 series 1 and 1999 Defender in her ‘Landy and Fender’ series. The headlights become expressive eyes and the grill an articulate mouth, just these two additions help you to see and feel exactly what Landy and Fender are thinking. These books are of course aimed at delighting children, however they would also make an appealing addition to the book shelves of any Land Rover enthusiasts or farming and fishing folk. ~ Liz Robinson
The magazine Land Rover Owner has recently interviewed Veronica about her Landy and Fender books...."Kids always love their parents' Land Rover. They understand that Land Rovers are different from ordinary cars and have their own personalites. But, while there are lots of Land Rover books for mum and dad, young enthusiasts had nothing. Then five years ago a beautiful book titled Landy appeared. At Land Rover Owner we loved it..." Read the whole article here.
Fender by Veronica Lamond
The Landybook series engage children in diverse, real life activities through the lovable, animated characters of Landy (1956 Series 1) and Fender (1999 Defender).
“I wanted to paint characters based on real life vehicles that don’t drive around by themselves and aren’t cartoonlike in appearance. This distinguishes my work from other books about animated cars and trains. I translate into illustration the close relationship that so many people have with their own vehicles, with some adventures along the way…this makes my stories feel very real”.
“I get streams of emails from fathers all over the world, saying how much they and their daughters enjoy reading my books together. I have also sold thousands of books to adults for themselves.”
Jaguar Land Rover has endorsed her books and Veronica now works under licence with them.
“We're pleased that Veronica Lamond has brought the classic Land Rover Defender to life for a new generation. We wish her every success.” Lindsay Weaver - Licensing & Branded Goods Director, Jaguar Land Rover.
There are four books in the series:
Landybook Readers’ Reviews
My two year old son is an avid Landy fan and he will not go to bed without it being read to him, to such an extent that we may need to buy more copies. Nick
My son loves this book! He has followed me around all day saying “Book, Daddy, book!” I think I’ve read it about 20 times today! Well done! Greg
Michael is autistic and we are finding that reading your books to him is greatly helping with his speech and language development and he follows the stories very well. Thank you, Mike
I just wanted to let you know that one of our pupils in Year 3 is so enjoying the books - it has really transformed his interest in reading. Thank you so much. Denise
About the Author
More books by Veronica Lamond
1st April 2015
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