Do-Wrong Ron

Steven Herrick and Caroline Magerl
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A funny, touching story, told in friendly free verse with lively pen and ink drawings, about an accident-prone boy whose heart is in the right place. Do-wrong Ron can't do anything right. His only ally is Charlie, the guinea pig, until he meets Isabelle, who sees nothing wrong with Ron. Together, they set out to help Isabelle's lonely grandmother.

HONOUR BOOK: CBCA Book of the Year, Younger Readers, 2004

He's do-wrong Ron

who does the wrong things at the wrong time

or the right things at the wrong time

or the wrong things at the right time.

until he finds Charlie

the guinea pig who looks like an oversized rat

and they meet Isabelle

who is waiting for something

anything

to happen.

And when Ron plans a musical welcome for Isabelle's nana, anything just might happen. Written in vivid prose-poem snapshots, this is an engaging, illustrated story book for young readers.

Author bio:

Steven Herrick was born in Brisbane, the youngest of seven children. At school his favourite subject was soccer, and he dreamed of football glory while he worked at various jobs, including fruit picking. Now Steven writes for children and teenagers and visits many schools each year. He loves talking to the students and their teachers about poetry, and soccer. He likes the main character in Do-wrong Ron because Ron is good-hearted and always tries to do the right thing, and Steven wonders if the wrong thing is really wrong, or if it's just how people take it.

Steven lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife and two sons.

Category: Children's fiction
ISBN: 9781865086613
Awards: Short-listed YABBBA (Young Readers' Best Book Awards), Fiction for Younger Readers Category 2005 AU; Commended Speech Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year 2004 AU; Runner-up CBCA Book of the Year, Younger Readers, 2004 2004 AU
Publisher: A&U Children's
Imprint: A & U Children
Pub Date: April 2003
Page Extent: 132
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 7 - 11
Subject: Children's fiction

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