The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Monday is ...

Hello Balloonists!
Hello Balloonists!

Here is a poem by Michael Rosen where each day of the week is described in different ways. When he began writing it, Michael tried 'Monday is bun day' and 'Sunday is fun day' but in the end, he liked the version below the best. What do you think?

We would be very interested to know how you would describe your week in poetic verse. What are your Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and weekends like? Perhaps your teacher could send us a few examples which we might be able to share here on the Balloon during our next flight in April ...
Monday is ...
Listen to Michael reading his poem ...


Monday is

Tuesday is

Wednesday is

Thursday is

Friday is

Saturday is

Sunday is


the week’s begun day

blues day

friends day

the cat purrs day

try day

make it matter day

the week’s done day




About Michael Rosen: Michael grew up in the London suburb of Pinner. His parents were teachers, great storytellers, readers who went on to become university lecturers. As an adult, Michael has been a freelance writer, teacher, journalist, performer, broadcaster and university professor. He loves football and is a passionate supporter of Arsenal FC. He has written and edited over 200 books for both children and adults. He is well-loved in schools by pupils and teachers for his wonderful stories and poems which include Quick Let's Get Out of Here, Little Rabbit Foo Foo and the classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (with Helen Oxenbury). In 2007 he was appointed Children's Laureate, a role which he held until 2009. While Laureate, Michael set up The Roald Dahl Funny Prize which later became the Laugh Out Loud Award (the Lollies). Michael and his son Joe have created a YouTube Channel - 'Kids' Poems and Stories with Michael Rosen' which has had over 100 million views. His latest book, published by Ebury Publishing, is titled Many Different Kinds of Love: A story of life, death and the NHS.
His website is michaelrosen.co.uk

About the Writer


Michael Rosen

Michael has written and edited many books and has been a freelance writer, teacher, journalist, performer, broadcaster and university professor. He loves football and is a passionate supporter of Arsenal FC.