The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Poison Dart Frog

No camo for these stylish frogs,
no blending in with leaves or logs!
Speckled colors on the spine
are nature’s neon “WARNING!” sign.
With patterns bold and hues unique—
the latest in survival chic.

About the Writer


Susan Johnston Taylor

Susan Johnston Taylor is author of the STEM poetry collection Animals in Surprising Shades: Poems About Earth’s Colorful Creatures, which releases March 28, 2023 with Gnome Road Publishing. She’s also written nonfiction articles for kids and teens in magazines including Cicada Magazine, Dramatics Magazine, FACES, Highlights for Children, Relate Magazine and Scout Life.