The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to Gaynor read her poem ...
Oh no! I’ve lost a button but
At least I’ve got my jacket.
The tennis net is broken but
I’ll practise with my racquet.

It’s pouring down with rain but
I can splash in all the puddles.
My friend’s not coming out but
My dog can give me cuddles.

There’s always ‘cons’ in life but
I like to look for ‘pros’!
My trainer’s got a hole but
It’s fresh air for my toes.

I haven’t got a sister but
I like my big half-brother.
My poem’s ended now but
I can always write another.

About the Writer

Gaynor Andrews

Gaynor was a primary teacher for many years, teaching in schools across the UK, as well as Thailand and France. She now lives in the Scottish Highlands, writing educational resources by day and stories and poems by night. Gaynor loves the rhythm of language and she has a particular passion for rhyme. Her poetry has appeared in the Caterpillar magazine and her debut, rhyming picture book will be published in 2023/24.