|Linda Ashman is such a lovely writer. In prose, she manages to pack so much into so few words, and that goes far toward explaining why her poems are fantastic. Stella, Unleashed: Notes from the Doghouse (Sterling, 2008, illustrated by Paul Meisel) is a rollicking collection of poems written from a dog’s point of view. Here’s one of my favorites:
My Best Buddy
Likes to splash in puddles.
Builds a cozy fort.
Never tires of games.
–Linda Ashman, all rights reserved