The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to Gaynor read her poem ...
Apricots are tasty,
Apples have a crunch,
I’m the cutie-fruitie.
I’m the sweetest of the bunch.

Oranges are orange,
Blueberries are blue.
I’m a ruby-fruitie
And delicious through and through.

Blackberries in hedges
Pick them if you please.
I’m a cutie-beauty
And I dangle from the trees.

Have you guessed me yet?
Ripened by the sun,
I’m a juicy-fruitie
And I’m loved by everyone.

Queen of springtime blossom,
Cream of any crop.
Truly cutie-fruitie,
I’m the CHERRY on the top.

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.