The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Flightless Bird Support

“I wish I were not a flightless bird”,
Uttered the penguin, feeling absurd,
“Do not fear”, squawked the ostrich, with pride,
“You are the king of the tummy-slide!”

About the Writer

Fiona Halliday

Fiona has enjoyed and written poetry all her life. She has fond memories of family members sharing poems with her from a very early age. Fiona has taught in primary schools, across the age range, for the last twenty years and specialises in literacy. She loves language, learning and laughter. She also likes alliteration! When she isn’t teaching, reading or writing, Fiona enjoys playing the flute, spending time with her family and drinking copious amounts of tea!