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 is a primary teacher who has taught in schools across the UK, as well as Thailand and France. Gaynor loves the rhythm of language and she has a particular passion for rhyme. She is a member of SCBWI and her picture books are represented by Kate Scarborough, Tyilds Agency. Gaynor was long listed for the Write Mentor Children’s Novel Award, shortlisted for a flash fiction entry and a winner in Vivian Kirkfield’s 50 Precious Words competition.