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 is a primary teacher who has taught in schools across the UK, as well as Thailand and France. Gaynor loves the rhythm of language and she has a particular passion for rhyme. She is a member of SCBWI and her picture books are represented by Kate Scarborough, Tyilds Agency. Gaynor was long listed for the Write Mentor Children’s Novel Award, shortlisted for a flash fiction entry and a winner in Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words competition.