The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Corny flakes,
Yolks of sun,
Bacon sizzle,
Oat-y fun.
Touch of honey,
Squeeze of lemons,
Look out, toast!
We’ll want seconds!

About the Writer

Raven Howell

Raven's poems are published in a variety of magazines including Jack and Jill, Ladybug, Spider, Cricket, Humpty Dumpty, Highlights for Children, The School magazine, and High Five. Raven is the author of 15 picture books including the Mom’s Choice Award title My Community, and Creative Child Magazine’s Best Children’s Poetry Book, Chuckles and Smiles. Raven serves as Creative and Publishing Advisor with Red Clover Reader, and writes a monthly column in Story Monsters Ink Magazine. Raven is Poetry Director for the children’s anthology, Monster Magnificent and a collaborating author for Reading is Fundamental.