The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Listen to the poem ...
At school I made a teapot
And I took it home to mum.
‘Do you want tea?’ I asked her,
Then I went to make her some.

I poured the water in the pot,
As proud as proud can be.
But the pot was made of chocolate
And the water burnt her knee

About the Writer

Ian Brownlie

Ian lives with his family in Marlow, Bucks. His prospective middle grade novel, Solomon Brown from Hero Town, was longlisted for Searchlight's Best Novel Opening for Children or Young Adults. Twitter:@herotownbook Website: