The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Good Listener

Max doesn’t ask lots of questions
or look for any answers
but he’s a good listener.
He doesn’t laugh when
I make mistakes
or go in a huff
if he doesn’t get his own way.
He’s always there for me
by my side.
He’s quiet and calm and patient
and a cuddle and tummy rub
is all he looks for in return.
Max understands me
better than people.

About the Writer

Julie Anna Douglas

Julie has been writing poems for as long as she can remember and many of them have found homes is beautiful magazines like The Caterpillar, Ladybug and Spider and in poetry collections by The Emma Press and MacMillan Publishing. She particularly enjoys combining poetry and art in workshops for children and her first poetry collection 'Painting Poems' illustrated by Jools Wilson is full of colourful poetry and creative ideas. Her next book is full of poetry maps and will be out soon!