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Love Poems And Leg Spinners

Another collection of funny, strange, silly and ordinary poems from Australia's most popular poet for children.


Herrick is at his best when he writes about the simple things in a child's everyday life such as family, sport, school, food and puzzled comments on the adult world. There's lots of energy underlying this collection which will encourage young people to read the poetry aloud and perhaps inspire them to write their own. Adults and children will have fun meeting the kids from 5b including Billy, Anna, Sarah, Alex, Emily and Michael and their long suffering teacher, Ms Batlow.

Steven Herrick

Steven Herrick

Steven Herrick is the author of twenty-five books for children and young adults. His books have twice won the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards and have been shortlisted for the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards on nine occasions. He is widely recognised as a pioneer of the verse-novel genre for young adults. He is also the author of six travel books. He spends nine months of the year visiting schools in Australia and three months on his bicycle, travelling around, pedalling slowly and thinking about his next book.