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

Rob is a writer, performer and teacher from Scunthorpe, who now lives with his daughters in Whitley Bay, from where he travels to perform in schools and libraries. He writes poetry and short fiction for children and adults. His poetry for children has featured in various anthologies published by, among others, The Emma Press, Bloomsbury, Frances Lincoln and Macmillan. He breeds pencil sharpeners and spends most Sunday afternoons working as a chiropodist in Ohio.