The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Sticky Toffee Poem

Listen to Helen read her poem ...
Sticky fingers, sticky thumbs,
(Got a toffee from my mum.)

Sticky lips and sticky chin,
(Pop the wrapper in the bin.)

Sticky nose and sticky cheeks,
(Might be chewing it for weeks.)

Sticky ears and sticky hair,
(Can’t believe it got up there.)

Sticky pets and sticky friends,
(Who knows where this story ends?)

Eating toffees can be tricky,
when they make you SUPER-STICKY!

About the Writer

Helen Dineen

Helen is an educational writer, originally from Edinburgh and now based in Southampton. Her first short poetry book 'The Incredible Whale and other poems' was published by Collins Big Cat in 2021. She has also had poems published by The Caterpillar and Bloomsbury. Helen previously worked in a primary school, and some of her best memories are of practising poems with the children, for them to perform in assembly.