Fender's Day at the Harbour by Veronica Lamond

Fender's Day at the Harbour

Written by Veronica Lamond
Illustrated by Veronica Lamond

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A lovely and pleasing addition to the tales of Fender the Land Rover Defender. Fender takes Dan, Jack and Scamp the dog fishing for the day to catch some fish for the local cafe. Fender runs into some difficulties when he is left at the local Harbour, theres a moral to this fishy tale… if at first you don't succeed, try, try again! The short text on each page is enhanced by beautifully detailed full colour illustrations which really add to the story, each time you look, something different will catch your eye. 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's Day at the Harbour 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”.

There are four books in the series:



Landy’s New Home

Fender’s Day at the Harbour

Since publication, Veronica has been pleased to find that the books are loved equally by boys and girls.

“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.


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

Veronica Lamond

Veronica Lamond was born, and grew up, in Durban, South Africa. She has lived most of her adult life in Cornwall, UK. She is the author and illustrator of the well-loved and highly successful Landybook series. There are four books in the series so far and Veronica is currently working on the fifth story.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st April 2015




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