Puppydog Blues is collection of humorous and whimsical, rhyming poetry that is meant for children (and adults) of any age. The poems are meant to be read aloud and enjoyed without complication. However, they also employ literary techniques such as alliteration, consonance, imagery, personification, simile, metaphor, enjambment, near-rhyme, internal rhyme, rhythm, meter, hyperbole and every other poetic device known! (See?). In other words, whether you read this at bedtime to your kids or dissect them as part of an English assignment in school, the poems in Puppydog Blues will delight. Each illustration is carefully designed to complement the text. While each poem (along with its illustration) stands on its own, look for the Bluebird that appears in each poem. Sometimes a commentator and sometimes a participant, the Bluebird is a familiar "face" that welcomes you from one poem to the next.