The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Snow is always magical
Nature's wintry show
On cold and crispy brrr days
White crystals strike a pose
Falling, falling, falling down
Landing on my nose!
Angels made with flailing arms
Keep moving…oops, toes froze!
Eek! What was that? SPLAT!
Snowballs must be thrown!

About the Writer

Helen Addyman

Helen has always been fascinated by language and has a degree in French, German and Linguistics. A SCBWI member, Helen primarily writes kidlit and has longlisted in competitions for picture books and chapter books. She is also currently a mentee on WriteMentor's summer programme. Although she has been writing kidlit for a number of years, she has only recently started writing poetry - putting all of her rhyming picture book knowledge to good use! Helen lives in Manchester, England.