The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Approaching the Serengeti

Tall giraffes stoop to feed
On the small, flat, thirsty trees
That dot the yellow plain.

Above, the sky brightens
As the timid clouds are hunted down
By the golden-maned sun.

About the Writer

John Dougherty

John Dougherty is the award-winning author of more than thirty books for children. He was one of the first Patrons of Reading in the UK, and loves to perform at school and festival events. His new rhyming picture book, The Hare-Shaped Hole, will be published by Quarto in 2023, followed by his second poetry collection from Otter-Barry Books.