The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Marvellous Minibeast Mansion

Listen to Linda read her poem ...
Welcome to the Minibeast Mansion:
An elite bug hotel of class.
Simply make your reservation,
Snuggle down, let wild winter pass.
Be wowed by five star accommodation
Like you’ve never, ever seen before.
Just one snuggly warm weekend stay
Will leave you wanting more…
In the Minibeast Mansion.

Welcome to the Minibeast Mansion.
Check straight in to hotel heaven.
Peace for private bumblebees -
Look no further than floor seven.
Larders for spiders storing supper,
Shady lodgings for woodlice loathing sun,
And cosy quarters for ladybirds’ slumber -
There’s room for everyone…
In the Minibeast Mansion.

Welcome to the Minibeast Mansion:
Hidey-holes for creatures galore.
Myriad nooks and crannies offering
Creepy crawly luxury on every floor!
From bamboo bedroom to cool toad abode,
From leafy lounge to relaxing reed retreat,
We hope you’ll be super comfy.
Unwind, take the weight off your feet…
In the Minibeast Mansion.

Welcome to the Minibeast Mansion.
Our promise is tender loving care
For all you incredible insects,
Whose homes are becoming rare.
So, quick, put your name down,
The queue is stretching long,
A safe, snug stay awaits you -
Come join the happy throng…
In the marvellous Minibeast Mansion!

About the Writer

Linda Middleton

Linda is a lifelong lover of writing and began sharing her passion for rhythm and rhyme last year. Her work can be found online and in magazines, including The Caterpillar and Pure in Heart Stories. She enjoys supporting children with their learning and teaching RE in a primary school in a leafy corner of England. In her spare time when she is not writing, she can be found wood wandering, beach strolling and ice cream tasting.