This is an abecedarian book about pets; cats and dogs, with names beginning with a letter of the English alphabet.
Both the poem and artwork tell a story about each pet. The poem was written first and then each pet was illustrated using ink and gouache by Sue Clancy.
All of it is intended to cause smiles.
This book began as a series of pet portraits on Clancy’s social media as a way to entertain her friends during the Covid-19 pandemic – and while working toward a fine art exhibit at the Aurora Gallery in Vancouver WA. Lots of people said the portraits were fun, and helped cheer them up.
(By the way, this book is bigger than the actual pet portraits which are only 3.5 x 2.5 inches!)