The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Mary Had a Little Lamb (The Lamb, The Duck and The Goldfish)

Listen to Gaynor reading her poem ...
Mary had a little lamb.
Her sister had a duck.
Her brother had a goldfish bowl
In which his head got stuck.

Mary’s mum cried, ‘Get it off!
He needs to get some air.’
So, Mary and her sister pulled –
The lamb just didn’t care.

They pushed and tugged till from the bowl.
Her brother separated.
Mary’s mum was quite relieved
To see her son aerated.

Mary said, ‘I’ll make some tea
And bring you out a cup.’
Her sister’s duck came waddling past
And ate the goldfish up.

About the Writer

Gaynor Andrews

Gaynor was a primary teacher for many years, teaching in schools across the UK, as well as Thailand and France. She now lives in the Scottish Highlands, writing educational resources by day and stories and poems by night. Gaynor loves the rhythm of language and she has a particular passion for rhyme. Her poetry has appeared in the Caterpillar magazine and her debut, rhyming picture book will be published in 2023/24.