"...the full scope of just how amazing this story is really has to be read to be believed. To say that Two Bobbies is an uplifting story would be a huge understatement. This one is a big winner."

​~Colleen Mondor, Voices of New Orleans

​"Two Bobbies is one powerful, heartwarming book."

​~Marigny Dupuy, The Times-Picayune

Literary Awards

North Dakota Flicker Tale Children's Book Award​

North Carolina Children's Book Award

Montana Treasure State Award

2011 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award

Missouri Show Me Readers Award

Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award

South Carolina Book Award

Louisiana Children's Choice Award

Nevada Young Reader's Picture Book Award

Literary Awards

ASPCA Henry Berg Children's Book Award

2011 ALA Notable Children's Video

SIBA Book Award

Junior Library Guild Selection

2009 IRA Teacher's Choice Award

Louisiana Young Reader's Choice Award 2011

Pennsylvania Keystone to Reading Award

Alabama Camelia Award

Washington State Children's Choice Picture Book Award

10 percent of all author proceeds are donated to The Best Friends Animal Sanctuary

Now Available in Scholastic Book Clubs!

Bobbi and Bob Cat are the best of friends. When their hometown of New Orleans was struck by Hurricane Katrina, they lost everything, as did so many others. Only by staying together could Bobbi and Bob Cat survive. This is the true story of their remarkable friendship.

An "incredible journey in the heart-warming tradition of Owen and Mzee, written by two best friends and illustrated by a New Orleans artist.

Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurricane Katrina, Friendship and Survival

By Kirby Larson

and Mary Nethery

Illustrated by Jean Cassels

Published by Walker & Company

Website: twobobbies.com

​"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."

~School Library Journal

​"This moving story about the importance of friendship and home highlights the plight of the hurricane's lost and left--behind animals, as well as the value of animal shelters."


Praise for Two Bobbies