The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Whitest Winter

Whitest Winter! Crisp, crisp, crisp.
Curiously quiet, snow-softened sounds.

Squeaky footsteps! Crunch, crunch, crunch.
Race up the hill, slip-slide sledge back down.

Mufflements! Snug, snug, snug.
Thawing out with sweet hot chocolate cups.

About the Writer

Helen Addyman

Helen has always been fascinated by language and has a degree in French, German and Linguistics. A SCBWI member, Helen primarily writes kidlit and has longlisted in competitions for picture books and chapter books. She is also currently a mentee on WriteMentor's summer programme. Although she has been writing kidlit for a number of years, she has only recently started writing poetry - putting all of her rhyming picture book knowledge to good use! Helen lives in Manchester, England.