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James Bowen and Garry Jenkins, Illustrated by Gerald Kelley - All books by this author

Inspired by the heartwarming true story of James Bowen, and his New York Times Best Seller A Street Cat Named Bob: And How He Saved My Life, this picture book explores the familiar tale from a different point of view...Bob’s!

James and Bob are the best of friends—everywhere James goes, Bob the cat goes with him. But life wasn’t always so happy for the scarf-loving tabby. In My Name is Bob, we learn what Bob’s life was like before he found James. After his world was suddenly turned upside down, Bob found himself living alone on the street. His search for a new home ends when he meets James, a street musician who needs Bob just as much as Bob needs him. Both children and adults will love this beautiful and uplifting tale of true friendship and second chances. (Ages 4-7)


From the reviews:
My Name is Bob which is geared for young children and is smartly told from the point of view of Bob the cat! My Name is Bob makes a wonderful gift for any young child, it is fun to read, entertaining and well illustrated. It is a story of hope and perseverance that will be sure to engage and inspire a young person. I also appreciate that the story brings awareness to the plight of stray cats by highlighting real life challenges they face on the street, making it a positive tool for teaching kids about compassion towards animals.”

Click here to read the entire purrandroar.comMy Name is Bob” feature.

“…a simple, classic tale with which it is easy to emphasize.”

“Children of all ages will love the beautiful and uplifting tale of true friendship and second chances.”
Cat Fancy

“Children will love the story of a cat who finds someone to love him, and enjoy knowing that James and Bob perform on the streets. Kelley's illustrations beautifully relate the story of two lonely creatures of the street who find each other.”
Lesa's Book Critiques

“They did a fantastic job of adapting the story for children. Gerald Kelley's charming illustrations bring Bob's world to life.”


Hardcover w/jacket / 32 Pages / 9 1/4 x 11 / 2014


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