‘Quincy & the Sheriff’ is a delightfully produced story about a young child’s experience of being involved in one of the many bombing attacks that befell Darwin in 1942-43. Quincy Roberts’ lucky errand on behalf of her father to deliver an important letter to the local Sheriff meant that, at the time of the first attack, she wasn’t at the Post Office but rather at the Court House. This wonderfully illustrated book designed to be read to or by senior primary or junior secondary aged school children explains some of the real history of the time in a manner that is appealing to the eye and comprehensively simple in storyline. For children living in or familiar with the city of Darwin, they can personally relate to the setting. Its simplicity in presentation becomes a teaching tool beyond that of just a reader. The book’s story and illustrations combine and invite the reader to explore further questions around the events, comprehend the contents, identify some of the other characters (animals, people, built structures etc.) by name, number, colour and size. It cleverly introduces mathematics, science, art, geography and history as well as language into the pages so is a compatible tool for learning over a number of disciplines.