The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children


On Friday our teacher was sick with a fever
and wretched Miss Bosby was sent to relieve her.
The meanest most serious teacher at school -
It turned out Miss Bosby was terribly cool.

She told funny stories and taught us new games,
She didn’t set homework and learned all our names,
She never got cross even when we were slack -
And now I don’t want Miss McMann to come back!

About the Writer

Elenore Byrne

Elenore writes poetry and picture books for children. She is a member of SCBWI and is published in Bridgit Magee's 10.10 Poetry Anthology. Prior to writing, she worked with children as a Clinical Psychologist in New Zealand. She lives in a village in Zurich, Switzerland with her husband and 3 children. When she is not writing she is trying to keep up with her busy family.