The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Missing: Pearl the Kitten

With fur that’s black and silky,
and sparkly eyes of green,
Pearl’s the cutest kitten
that you’ve (never) ever seen.

Both elegant and playful,
she’s the world’s most perfect pet.
I know Pearl’s out there somewhere,
I just haven’t met her yet!
Poster drawn by Ada Perron
Poster drawn by Ada Perron

About the Writer

Lisa Varchol Perron

Lisa Varchol Perron writes children's poetry, picture books, and middle-grade novels. Past and forthcoming publications include The Caterpillar, Highlights Hello, High Five, The School Magazine and children's poetry anthologies. She was a finalist in the 2021 Madness! Poetry tournament for children's poets, and her debut picture book is scheduled for spring of 2023. Lisa lives with her family just outside of Boston, Massachusetts.