Three Quick Questions: Frederique, aged 8 #14

"Photo of Fred (Petals for Fred)"
Fred, the poet from Petals for Fred. Photo © Fred 2010.

All through October, Alphabet Soup is celebrating turning three. We have heaps of writers and illustrators stopping by to answer THREE QUICK QUESTIONS and today’s visitor is 8-year-old poet Frederique who runs a poetry blog called Petals for Fred.

1. Where do you like to write?

At the dinner table.

2. Can you name a book you’d recommend to our readers?

The 13-Storey Treehouse, by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. It was funny, it had thirteen chapters, thirteen of everything!

The 13-storey Treehouse (cover)
Fred recommends The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths, ill. Terry Denton

3. Can you offer a word or phrase that kids could use for inspiration if they have writer’s block?


Find out more about Fred and her poetry on her blog, Petals for Fred.

© October 2011 “Three Quick Questions with 8-year-old poet Frederique” by Rebecca Newman (Alphabet Soup magazine)

(Psst … see you back here tomorrow, when we’ll hear from author Norman Jorgensen!)