The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

The Witch's Pets

Listen to Helen read her poem ...
Black cat on the window sill
Black cat on the chair
Black cat on the mantelpiece
Black cat in my hair!

Green frog on the bookshelf
Green frog on my knee
Green frog on the table top
Green frog in my tea!

Black bat on the ceiling
Black bat on the clock
Black bat on the chest of drawers
Black bat in my sock!

It's nothing short of chaos
Around a witch's house
And what's that I've got up my sleeve?
A tiny little mouse!

About the Writer

Helen Dineen

Helen is an educational writer, originally from Edinburgh and now based in Southampton. Her first short poetry book 'The Incredible Whale and other poems' was published by Collins Big Cat in 2021. She has also had poems published by The Caterpillar and Bloomsbury. Helen previously worked in a primary school, and some of her best memories are of practising poems with the children, for them to perform in assembly.