Australian Writer & Illustrator
Lorraine Marwood, illustrated by Amy Daoud
Guinea Pig Town and Other Animal Poems
Walker Books 2013 $16.95pb 144 pages
ISBN 978 1 9220 7742 4
Lorraine Marwood lives on a dairy farm in rural Victoria, Australia and has spent much time working on adult literacy, ESL and encouraging children to read - and to write poetry. This collection is full of great images (possum deciles on our tin roof/ a grey cow with a moist nose and a yellow tag munching hay like it is a sherbet lolly and pink roses are kitten’s noses – whiskers like fine fish bone lines) to get children going on creating their own.
Year 2 up/ Age 6 up