Thanks to Kid Lit Frenzy, I made a goal to read more children's nonfiction this year which I will be featuring on my blog every Wednesday.
Here are the nonfiction books I read this week:
Two Bobbies: A True Story of Hurrican Katrina, Friendship, and Survival by Kirby Larson and Mary Nethery, illustrated by Jean Cassels
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I picked this book up awhile ago and just got around to reading it. I'm so glad I did! It's a true story about two tailless pets, Bobbi the dog and Bob Cat the cat, who were left behind in Hurricane Katrina. Miraculously, the two survived months and were finally taken to a shelter where they were placed in separate rooms. As a result of the best friends' protests, the volunteers put them together where they were happy. It was discovered there that Bob Cat was blind - Bobbi had been his seeing-eye dog! Since they didn't have success finding the two a home, CNN did a story on them. After that, they were rescued and kept together. What a heartwarming story about friendship and survival! Sweet illustrations.