The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Dormouse’s Winter Nap

A dormouse was dozing intently.
til his mother awoke him so gently.
He climbed up a twig
and ate like a pig,
then slumbered for six months contently.

About the Writer

Buffy Silverman

Buffy’s fascination with nature inspires much of her writing. Her recent book, On a Snow-Melting Day: Seeking Signs of Spring, received a star from Kirkus Reviews and is an NCTE 2021 Notable Poetry Book. A companion book, On a Gold-Blooming Day: Finding Fall Treasures, is an NCTE 2023 Notable Book in the Language Arts. She lives near a swampy lake in Michigan where she enjoys outdoor time with her dog, watching and photographing nature, and writing poetry.