The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Instrument Selection Day

Ari chose accordion.
Baxter boldly picked bassoon.
Clarinet was the choice for Chloe,
and drums made Dylan swoon.
Flute was favored by Farrah.
Gabe greeted a guitar with smiles.
Hannah happily took the harp,
and the mandolin went to Miles.
Patrick picked piano.
Suki selected sitar.
Tess tried out the tuba.
For Uma the ukulele was star.
Last on the list was Xavier.
The decision was all his own,
but not one person was surprised
when he chose the xylophone!

About the Writer

Deb Reidy

Deb is a former elementary teacher. When in the classroom, she enjoyed sharing the wonders of poetry with her students. Her work has been published in Cricket and Highlights magazines and the poetry anthology Hop to It. Deb is also the author of two education resource books. Her many years of teaching, as well as her interactions with young family members and neighborhood children, are often inspiration for her poems.