Author(s): Steven Herrick
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.
Commended for Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2004 and Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year: Lower Primary Children 2004. Shortlisted for YABBA Award for Fiction - Younger Readers 2005.
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.