The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

My Puppy Has Fleas!

My puppy has fleas.
He got covered with fleas,
when we raced through the trees.
These fleas nip and tease.
They are biting my knees,
and they make Daddy sneeze.
Mom shouts, “Do something, please!
Because fleas cause disease."
I find shampoo, I squeeze,
and scrub off puppy’s fleas.
Now, sweet puppy’s flea free …
and my family's at ease!

About the Writer

Dianne Moritz

Dianne is a former K-3 teacher in Los Angeles, CA. She now writes poetry and picture books, along with stories, action rhymes and craft ideas, which have been published in Highlights High 5, Hello, Babybug, Ladybug and many other children's magazines. Her most popular book, 1, 2, 3 BY THE SEA, is a bestseller and was listed on Bank Streets "best books, 2014." GOING ON A GHOST HUNT came out in July, 2022.