The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Mikey Microbe

Listen to Gaynor read her poem ...
Little Mikey Microbe,
You’re smaller than a flea.
I don’t know much about you –
You’re far too small to see.

Little Mikey Microbe –
May I call you Mike?
I’d need to use a microscope
To find out what you’re like.

Dear little Mikey,
Are you good …
Or MEAN?!!!
I think I’d better find some soap
And wash my hands quite clean!

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.