PET POEMS (also not just pets)

ā€¢ ages 6-12

ā€¢ poems paired with art

ā€¢ Amazon or your local bookstore

What is PET POEMS (also not just pets)?

Award-winning poet Sean Petrie (of Typewriter Rodeo) took a selection of Amanda Hoxworth’s paintings and found the poems in each —

“What’s going on with this dog?”

“Why is that gecko smiling?”

“If those jellyfish could talk…”

“Hi I love Pet Poems.”

From odes to playing fetch (“Ball is ALL”),
to poems celebrating identity (“Call Me Galaxy, Please”).

Ā A collection of ekphrastic poetry and art, reminiscent of Shel Silverstein’s Where the Sidewalk Ends and Mary Oliver’sĀ Dog Songs.

Bronze medal winner

2022 Independent Publisher Awards


Family-friendly. Pet-approved.Ā 

Ideal for classrooms.

  • Publisher:Ā  Burlwood BooksĀ 
  • Ages:Ā  6-12
  • ISBN paperback:Ā  979-8985078404
  • ISBN hardcover:Ā  979-8985078428
  • Activity book coming spring 2023

“Exploring ideas through adversity and silliness, the book accentuates Hoxworth’s colorful paintings with Petrie’s impactful and fun rhythms.”Ā Ā 

~ “Texas Standard” program, NPR Austin

“ADORABLE ā£ļø”

~ Sharon Stone, Hollywood, CA

“Our daughter sat and read the whole thing cover to cover on the couch. And now has taken it to school in her backpack every day since.”Ā 

~ SF, Washington, D.C.



coming spring 2023

Author Readings šŸŽ™

Poem-Formances! šŸŽ­