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

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

​"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

Praise for Two Bobbies

Now Available in Scholastic Book Clubs!

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

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

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.

"...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

​"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."

~Booklist

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

By Kirby Larson

and Mary Nethery

Illustrated by Jean Cassels

Published by Walker & Company

Website: twobobbies.com