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 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.