The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Different but the Same

I know a little carrot
He has four legs you see
He always feels so different
Stood next to one-leg me

But I think that he’s super!
“I’m not,” he will exclaim
But chopped up in a soup
We both taste just the same!

So many other carrots
Are wasted just like he
Too many people hungry
And sadly, in great need.

They must have fruit and veggies
No matter what the shape
They all need good nutrition
And far, far, FAR less waste

Embrace the shapes and sizes
Of carrots like my friend
He’s wonderfully wonky
Yet tasty, in the end.

About the Writer

Kirsty Tomlin

Kirsty writes and illustrates picture books, short stories and poems for children. She lives in beautiful Derbyshire with her three children and husband. She has been a primary school teacher in a past life and has worked for a number of children’s charities. When she is not writing and drawing, she can be found walking, playing, throwing stones in the river and reading to her lovely children.