The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Advice for Meeting a Yeti

Listen to Coral read her poem ...
If you ever see a Yeti
Stare hard, because I bet he
Will quickly try to hide behind a tree,

And when he’s still and hiding,
Don’t expect him to come striding
Out to shake your hand or come to tea.

For a Yeti likes his space
And will never show his face,
So turn around and simply let him be.

He is big and he is hairy
But that doesn’t make him scary,
Above all, a Yeti just wants to be free.

His abominable face
Will disappear, without a trace,
If you just tiptoe along, real quietly.

About the Writer

Coral Rumble

Coral won the Caterpillar Poetry Prize in 2018 and has worked as a poet and performer for many years. She has featured on CBeebies and her work is included in 'Favourite Poets' (Hodder). She has four poetry collections published and has also contributed to more than 160 anthologies for children.