The Dirigible Balloon
Poetry for Children

Ribbit Ribbit Ribbit

A frog jumped on my head
and said Ribbit ribbit ribbit.
I said, What’s your name?
It said, Phillip Phillip Phillip.

I asked, What do you like?
It said, Cricket cricket cricket.
So I threw it a ball
and it hit it hit it hit it.

I asked, What’s your favourite animal?
It said, Piglet piglet piglet.
I said, Shall we have lunch?
It said, Picnic picnic picnic.

But my brother walked in
and tried to flick it flick it flick it
so the frog jumped away
now I miss it miss it miss it.

About the Writer

Carl Burkitt

Carl likes telling tales. He tells long tales, short tales, silly tales, sad tales. He tells them online, behind a mic, in books, in schools, and on the sofa with his young family. His debut kids’ collection, Elephants Sleep in Bunk Beds, was published by Beir Bua in 2021.