Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears

Shortlisted for CLiPPA 2015

by Hilda Offen

An appealing collection for young children, illustrated by the poet. Full of fun and rhyme and rhythm and a variety of verse forms, whether it’s a conversation about a naughty girl called Sally McDuff or a meditation on the miseries of being a goalkeeper. It includes thoughtful themes about nature and history too. You can travel back in time to a life in a long ago age by handling an ancient axe head or imagine yourself shrunk to a tiny size and crawling around under a forest canopy of kale.

Hilda Offen is available to visit primary schools to run sessions based on Blue Balloons and Rabbit Ears and her Rita the Rescuer series. Rates on application. Find out more here.

Apropriate for age group: Years 1 and 2  

Classroom Examples
Videos

Hilda Offen - Axe-head

Hilda Offen - Axe-head

Hilda Offen - Flying Machine

Hilda Offen - Flying Machine

Hilda Offen - Into the Blue

Hilda Offen - Into the Blue

Hilda Offen - Jellyfish

Hilda Offen - Jellyfish

Hilda Offen - Kale

Hilda Offen - Kale

Hilda Offen - Nasturtiums

Hilda Offen - Nasturtiums

Hilda Offen - Rain Dance

Hilda Offen - Rain Dance

Y1 Tiger Class Headcorn Primary School, Kent perform Nasturtiums by Hilda Offen

Y1 Headcorn Primary School perform Nasturtiums by Hilda Offen

Y1 Tiger Class Headcorn Primary School, Kent perform Rain-Dance by Hilda Offen

Y1 Headcorn Primary School perform Rain Dance by Hilda Offen

CLiPPA 2015 Noel Park Primary

Y1 Noel Park Primary performing When I Grow Up at CLiPPA 2015