The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

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Lots of living things are animals.
Most animals are insects.
One hundred per cent of insects have six legs.
All insect legs attach to the thorax.
Some say the thorax has three sections.
Pairs of wings may also be attached there.
Many of those wings are like parchment.
Several poems have been written on parchment.

Few of them were written by insects.

About the Writer


Rob Walton

Scunthorpe-born Rob Walton is a writer, performer and part-time primary school teacher who now lives with his family in Whitley Bay. He writes poetry and short fiction for children and adults. His poetry for children has been published by Bennison Books, Bloomsbury, The Dirigible Balloon, Dreich, The Emma Press, Frances Lincoln, Macmillan, Tyger Tyger and others.