The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


Beautiful wild cats ... ocelots.
Each one's dotted with unique spots.

Nocturnal, they hunt in the night.
They're quick and fierce with vicious bite.

Yet, as deforestations rise,
These cats are threatened. No surprise!

Please keep these creatures in your thoughts.
And help safeguard all ocelots.

About the Writer

Dianne Moritz

Dianne is a former K-3 teacher in Los Angeles, CA. She now writes poetry and picture books, along with stories, action rhymes and craft ideas, which have been published in Highlights High 5, Hello, Babybug, Ladybug and many other children's magazines. Her most popular book, 1, 2, 3 BY THE SEA, is a bestseller and was listed on Bank Streets "best books, 2014." GOING ON A GHOST HUNT came out in July, 2022.