The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Bedtime Munchies

Listen to Helen read her poem ...
I am hungry
oh! so hungry
all I need is jam and bread

plus perhaps
a little slice
of chocolate cake would be so nice!

Or (I don't want to be fussy ...)
can I have some fruit instead?

Apples, pears,
a small satsuma,
I still have a little room ...

a smidgeon more?
a teensy snack?
I promise that I won't come back?

I am hungry
oh! so hungry
can't I take the fridge to bed?

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.