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Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, many lost everything. But not Bobbi and Bob Cat―they still had each other. Only by staying together could they survive. This is the story of their remarkable friendship.
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Jean Cassels has illustrated more than fifty natural history books for children. She is the illustrator of Cats to the Rescue. She lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 3—Simple prose introduces two animals, a cat and a dog, that survived Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, and, after four months of wandering, were rescued by the Best Friends Animal Society. The narrative is obviously part supposition as the original owners were never found, despite efforts to locate them. Since both pets had bobbed tails, a shelter volunteer named them Bob Cat and Bobbi, hence the book's title. It was soon discovered that Bob Cat was blind, making his survival even more amazing and underscoring the idea that the two critters relied on one another during their ordeal. The terrifying event is told about in a matter-of-fact way, with the text concentrating on the "feel good" aspect of the two Bobbies. The gouache illustrations, done in soft pastel shades, present realistic glimpses of the devastated city that serve as a backdrop for the animals' struggles. An afterword includes a photo and additional information. An excellent introduction to Katrina for young children, this touching animal tale memorializes a modern catastrophe and pays tribute to the many volunteers who traveled to New Orleans to help.—Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
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Book Description Walker Childrens, 2008. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110802797555
Book Description Walker Childrens, 2008. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0802797555
Book Description Walker Childrens, 2008. Condition: New. Jean Cassels (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M0802797555