The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Tutti Frutti

If porcupines chew clementines,
Pangolins munch mandarins
And iguanas bite bananas,
Gannets peck pomegranates
Cormorants chomp blackcurrants
And guillemots adore apricots,
Pumas slurp satsumas,
Flamingos favour mangoes
And newts guzzle grapefruit,
Piranhas scoff sultanas,
Leeches love peaches,
Pigs pick figs
And bears prefer pears,
Why does my horse crunch apples?

About the Writer

Morna Sullivan

Morna Sullivan has always had a love of stories and has been reading and writing stories and poems since she could read and write. She is a member of the Coney Island Writers Group and a SCWBI member regularly attending the Belfast chapter meetings. She has recently taken over as SCBWI Regional Advisor (Ireland) leading a team of volunteers supporting children’s writers and illustrators across Ireland.