The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Trucking to Tiny Town

Listen to Nina reading her poem ...
We’re trucking, we’re trucking to Tiny Town
where everything’s teeny-wee-small.
We’ll park our pantechnicon by the gates
cos we don’t want to squash them all!
We’ll swap our big boots for tiny flutes
and play them a tiny tune.
We’re trucking, we’re trucking to Tiny Town -
PARP PARP! We’ll be there soon!

We’re trucking, we’re trucking to Tiny Town -
we’ve packed them a picnic tea.
A biscuit, a plum and a gherkin - yum yum!
Enough to feed thirty-three!
We’ll shed our big thoughts, and we’ll laugh and cavort
til we feel just as huge as the moon.
We’re trucking, we’re trucking to Tiny Town -
PARP PARP! We’ll be there soon!

About the Writer


Nina Parmenter

Nina is the mother of two imaginative boys, and writes poetry for people of all ages. Her children’s poetry has previously appeared in Better Than Starbucks, and her light poetry has appeared in Lighten Up Online, Light, and Snakeskin. To the ongoing disappointment of her friends, she also continues to write less amusing pieces which have been widely published in magazines and online journals. Nina lives in Wiltshire, UK and is a huge fan of the countryside, cake and laughter.