The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Bit of a Ribbit

A bit of a ribbit
breaks out on the pond:
the frogs start to sing
and the big toads respond.

They trill and they bleat
and they croak and they creak,
they plunk and they plink
and they grunt and they squeak.

The night fills with music:
a concert unplanned
by a sound-blooming, grooving
amphibian band.

About the Writer

Jennifer Thomas

Jennifer is a Canadian writer and editor. She is the co-writer of the Invisible Things zine, a collection of poems about the invisible creatures (gnomes, imps, and so on) who inhabit the world of modern kids and get into no end of mischief. Jennifer comes up with her best ideas for poems while she’s walking her dog, and as a result her dog gets lots of walks. This makes her dog very happy.