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 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.