The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

My friend’s Animal-Themed Birthday Party

I went to my friend’s ninth birthday,
It was well and truly WILD.
The party guests were animals;
There was not one single child:
The panda played pass the parcel,
The cheetah won musical chairs,
The snake ate six jam sandwiches,
The piñata was burst by the bear.
The pig pinned the tail on the donkey,
The gorilla monkeyed around,
The lion leaned lowest in limbo,
The treasure was found by the hound.
The coyote sung karaoke,
The parrot popped all the balloons,
The koala kicked-off the conga,
The fish ran away with the spoon.
The dragon blew out all the candles,
The others howled HIP-HIP-HOORAY!
Yes, the party was totally WILD,
'Cause the face-painter came for the day!

About the Writer

Sue Lancaster

Sue is a children's writer living in South West London with her husband, two children and pet budgie, Buddy. Before turning her hand to writing, Sue worked in TV as a Production Manager and got her degree in Media Studies at the University of East London. She grew up in Clacton on the coast of Essex and spent much of her childhood writing stories and poems, playing with her three cats, and being tormented by her two older brothers.