It is a true story about a cat and a dog who survived Hurricane Katrina, and who were abandoned by their family when the hurricane hit. The cat is Bob Cat, and the dog is Bobbi. They both have bobbed tails which is how they earned their nickname "the Bobbies."
Not only is it an animal story, it's also a story about friendship. Bob Cat sticks close to Bobbi, and Bobbi is very protective of Bob Cat. In fact, if it weren't for Bobbi's protection, Bob Cat probably wouldn't have survived long enough for the pair to be rescued together and eventually given to a loving home.
Something I like about this story is that I think it might help kids to understand what a natural disaster can do. The destruction after Hurricane Katrina isn't dwelled on, but you can see the mess that the floods left in the pictures in the book.
I like this book a lot, and if I had small kids of my own I would definitely read it to them.
I'd also like to add...
This pair eventually were given to a family in southern Oregon, which I think is cool because I'm an Oregonian myself. When looking for the image of the book cover online I also happened to discover that they have their own website, and that a trailer was made for the book. If you're curious about what the pictures inside the book are like, just look at the trailer.
Last but not least...the illustrator, Jean Cassels, is based in New Orleans. Just think, this is being illustrated by someone whose home is where Hurricane Katrina hit.