The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Banana Split

A banana split
might be the perfect treat,
a little bit of creamy,
a whole lot of sweet.
Start with a banana,
peel and slice in two.
Put it in a long dish
shaped like a canoe.
Next comes the ice cream.
Three scoops are best,
vanilla, chocolate, strawberry,
then comes the rest—
Add fudge sauce and syrups,
nuts and whipped cream,
drop a cherry on the top …
Banana Split Supreme!

About the Writer

Deb Reidy

Deb is a former elementary teacher. When in the classroom, she enjoyed sharing the wonders of poetry with her students. Her work has been published in Cricket and Highlights magazines and the poetry anthology Hop to It. Deb is also the author of two education resource books. Her many years of teaching, as well as her interactions with young family members and neighborhood children, are often inspiration for her poems.