Fred has been writing children’s poetry for many years. He first started writing poems for his nieces and nephews and then when his own children miraculously arrived he wrote for them as well. He doesn’t write all the time. He writes when the mood hits him. As he says he loves to play with words, and play he does. That’s why the Poetry Playground is the perfect place for his poems. He hopes that you enjoy them too.
Shabalaba Zoo Diaries is a children’s poetry book filled with whimsical rhymes and delightful illustrations. Each poem relates the antics of some creature that may or may not be found in a zoo and can stand alone or come together in this wonderful menagerie. The creatures can be found jumping, running, climbing, dancing, singing, painting and getting into a variety mischief and having lots of fun.