Author spotlight – J. R. Poulter

Jennifer Poulter interview
Author spotlight – J. R. Poulter

Meet prolific Australian author Jennifer Poulter who writes fiction and poetry for children, education and the literary market. She has had over 50 traditional books and thirteen digital picture books published. She writes under the names J.R. Poulter and J.R. McRae and has received numerous awards for both fiction and poetry writing.

In this interview, Jennifer talks about her picture book Hip Hop Hurrah! Zoo Dance, a fun story about zoo animals that will get the children talking, reading, moving and laughing.

Written in rhythmic verse, the story encourages children to join in with the reading. It has a treasure of words to delight and extend vocabularies and add sparkle to writing; words like ‘limber, fandangle, prance and shimmies’.

Read the book to the children and discuss Jennifer’s writing process with them to inspire writing of their own.

Print the interview to display in the classroom or include in a  class book about authors and illustrators.