Saturday, November 22, 2008

Two Bobbies

Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery is another interesting "take" on Hurricane Katrina. This is a new-to-me story. I wasn't aware of this touching story of a friendship between a tailess dog and cat that are stranded together after Hurricane Katrina. It is quite something though - when they are torn apart to be put in separate cages in an animal shelter, you see just how "attached" they are, as they howl all night long. And the ending is a complete surprise that explains so much of the "attachment" these two have built. It is worth reading - a story that kids will enjoy because it is about animals and yet a story where they will learn a bit about the awful hurricane that crippled New Orleans.


Mary Nethery said...

Thanks so much for the kind words about our book, Two Bobbies. Kirby Larson and I are so glad you enjoyed it!

There's a coloring page from the book, designed by the illustrator, Jean Cassels, available for download at:

Children might enjoy this activity during the holidays!

Mary Nethery

Tricia said...

Becky - We're on the same wavelength today! I wrote a review of this title and Molly the Pony while William was at art school this morning. I had two hours in a coffee shop surrounded by books. It was heaven!

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