When the reigning King of Spud quits to become a hairdresser, the people choose the commoner named Puggly to replace him. Struggling with his new responsibilities, Puggly finds himself mistakenly invited to the most stylish party in all the land. Things do not go well.



“Weston returns to the novel-in-verse format, goofy humor, inventive typography, and Seussian rhymes of his debut, Zorgamazoo…ought to enchant readers, whether they are fashion plates or reprobates.” —Publisher Weekly

“Presented in couplets that use a full range / Of fanciful fonts and typography strange!” —Kirkus Reviews

“These couplets beg to be read aloud, as the playful language and satisfying story have extensive middle-grade appeal.” —Booklist

“Even though this book is targeted for middle school, adults will treasure this story and enjoy getting jokes glossed over by teenagers.” —Night Owl YA Reviews (top pick)

“Goofy but gentle humor along with some delightfully inventive word play characterize this novel in verse, making it an excellent choice for a classroom or family read aloud.” —Project Muse

“WORDS!” —Literary Fusions

“A fantastic laugh-out-loud story…a read-aloud must with jokes that will appeal to a wide audience…pure fun!” —Canadian Library Association

“Goofy but gentle humour along with some delightfully inventive wordplay characterize this novel in verse, making it an excellent choice for classroom or family read aloud.” —Bulletin of the Centre for Children’s Books

“A winning story that will appeal to budding poets, fashion designers, and children looking for a laugh.” —Library Media Connection

“Plot, theme, and writing style make this a terrific read-aloud!” —School Library Journal

“This is a Language Arts teacher’s dream book…Every teacher from third grade to seventh should have this in their classroom.” —The Examiner