The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

A Mammoth Problem

It’s true that mammoths do find emails tricky.
They find the same with letters, pen-and-inked.
It’s not that they can’t spell or type for toffee -
the problem is that mammoths are extinct.

About the Writer

Fi Calvert

Fi is a primary school teacher by day and a poet by night. She had two poems commended in the YorkMix Poems for Children Competition 2021 and has had a poem about a tardigrade published in The Caterpillar. She loves to write poetry for children in the hope they might relate, laugh or both. Her favourite poems to write are inspired by funny or grumpy things her children say.