A beautiful collection of poems about animals.

Squawk! Snuffle! Bark! Roar!
Feathers, fins, scales, claws.
Running, hopping, crawling, soaring.

All creatures are celebrated in this new collection of poetry by Lorraine Marwood.


Lorraine Marwood was born and raised in rural Victoria and has lived for most of her married life on a dairy farm with her husband and their six children. Lorraine is an award-winning poet who has been widely published in literary magazines across Australia, as well as magazines in the UK, USA, New Zealand and Canada. She has also published several children’s novels and collections of poetry. Her titles with Walker Books Australia include A Ute Picnic and Other Australian Poems, Ratwhiskers and Me, published in 2008 and Star Jumps which was short-listed for the Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards 2010, Lower Primary Category; received a Notable mention in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards, 2010; and won the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, Children’s Fiction, 2010.For more information about the author, please visit her website: www.lorrainemarwood.com


New children’s poetry collections are few and far between in Australia, which is regrettable, but fortunately Marwood, (with the support of publisher Walker Books) continues to produce quality collections of Aussie children to savour.

Aussie Reviews

Schools are always looking for poetry books that are accessible to kids. In Guinea Pig Town, Marwood has struck just the right balance of literary merit and fun, of finely-tuned phrases and language that engages kids in a conversation.

The Book Chook

A modern, uplifting approach that is sure to inspire

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Speech Pathology Book of the Year Awards, 8-10 Years
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