Furry rivals Cat and Pug have a rhyme-riddled showdown in this hilarious and delightfully quirky picture book about the joys of writing poetry—playfully imagined by the creator of social media sensation Inkpug!
There once was a Pug and a Cat Who engaged in a poetic spat…
Cat and Pug are each determined to become the World’s Best Poet, no matter what it takes. Whether they’re writing sonnets to sundaes or typing ballads with their butts, they will stop at nothing to outwit, out-write, and out-verse each other.
But perhaps there is an even greater prize to be had: Can these two rivals discover the wonderful joy of writing…together?
There are quite a few potty references here, with the pug and cat insulting each other for most of the story, but it does give some insight into poetry writing and vocabulary and feels fun rather than stuffy.
Lauren Stohler lives and works with her husband Gareth in Connecticut, where they create art and pug poetry under their top-secret internet pseudonym, @Inkpug. When not writing stories or drawing pictures, they are probably on a walk to the ice cream shop. The Best Worst Poet Ever is Lauren’s debut picture book. Find out more at Inkpug.com.