"...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
"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
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
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
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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
Copyright © Mary Nethery. All rights reserved.
Mary Nethery would like to express her appreciation to the following illustrators who share in telling the
stories and whose creative work adorns this web site:
Hannah and Jack--Illustrations (c) by Mary Morgan
Orange Cat Goes to Market--Illustrations (c) Doug Cushman
Mary Veronica's Egg--Illustrations (c) by Paul Yalowitz
Two Bobbies--Illustrations (c) by Jean Cassels
The Famous Nini--Illustrations (c) by John Manders
Collage Art on Home Page--(c) by Claudine Hellmuth
Additional Image Manipulation--Nathan Salerno
Webmaster-- Dr. H.A. Nethery