Guinea Pig Town


Publisher: Walker books Australia

Release Date: 2013

ISBN: 9781922077424

and other animal poems

 “ Squawk! Snuffle! Bark! Roar!

Feathers, fins, scales, claws.

running, hopping, crawling, soaring."

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

Suitable for readers Primary school and upwards


Animals are a wonderful source of poetic inspiration.  From the obvious observation of pet antics to the more detailed animal research, I loved writing these poems.  Some poems were written overseas like Narwhal, Swans and flamingos.  And others were a reworking of a real live family incident like the kookaburra at a seaside picnic!

From Lorraine Marwood