Hobo Finds A Home

Hobo Finds A Home

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Hobo Finds A Home by Hobo, Susan Ferretti Gage

In this true story, written by Hobo the cat, a little kitten leaves the farm, has big adventures, makes a new friend and finds a new home. Full-color illustrations by Susan Gage.

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ISBN-13: 9781601452641
Publisher: BookLocker.com Inc
Publication date: 11/14/2007
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.08(d)

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Hobo Finds A Home 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hobo is cute by the way the pictures match the writing. The story is written on a topic most children can relate to and read on his/her own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
by Gayle Morrow It¿s the classic journey story in 29 pages, complete with a charismatic hero, a bit of suffering, a few unpleasant encounters, lessons learned, and the requisite happy ending. It¿s Hobo Finds A Home, written by Hobo (with a little help from Kevin Coolidge) - a great story for the younger set and for those more worldly readers who are not prepared to commit themselves to Homer or aren¿t quite old enough to handle Tolkein. From the opening lines of ¿Hobo was a little kitten who lived on a farm. Hobo was different than other cats ....¿ to the final colored pencil drawing by Susan Ferretti Gage showing Hobo doing what kitties do best - napping by a warm fire, this simple little book captures the essence of the journey story. The hero, who may be misunderstood (remember Dorothy?) and who has to be ¿different¿ to leave the life and lifestyle others like him have accepted, strikes off on his own, has some fun and some adventures, then realizes - hey, ¿I¿m hungry, I¿m cold, I¿m lonely¿ and it wasn¿t all that bad back at Farmer Brown¿s. He ends up missing the very things he had run away from. Sniff. Heavy sigh. But it¿s too late to turn back, or maybe the road home is impassable for one reason or another, so the hero has to forge ahead, often alone. In Hobo¿s case, he tries to make friends with a ¿black and white spice kitty¿ (think Pepe Le Pew) and with a `possum, but, alas, no luck there. He finally encounters a friendly human who helps him on his journey. Hobo¿s story is universal (who among us hasn¿t chafed at the ¿scratchy hay¿ and the ¿clumsy cows¿ in our lives?) and Gage¿s drawings are charming. Hobo Finds A Home would be a nice addition to anyone¿s Christmas stocking.
Guest More than 1 year ago
More stories are needed like this one in today's world. It pulls the reader into the story and makes the reader appreciate the trials of Hobo.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hobo's story is very sweet and relates to so many pet lovers with cats as part of their family. The illustrations are a wonderful part of the story and catch children's attention.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 3 year old daughter loves this story! This book has become one of her favorites - she asks to read it every night before bed. She also loves the pictures - especially the cute pictures of the clumsy cow. I recommend this book to all parents with young readers!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hobo is a lucky kitty who survives his country adventures to find a forever home with an equally lucky human. Ever hear of a 'spice kitty'?---a great name for a skunk! Your kids will love this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book - very creative. My nephews loved it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This story of a little kitten who finds a loving home is captivating. I'd reccomend this book to cat lovers and those who aren't cat lovers alike. I bought one for each of my grandchildren. A loving Nana
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love children's books, and, as a former babysitter, camp counselor, and teacher, and as a current bookstore owner, I can tell you this one is something extra-special. First of all, the story is a classic journey with its own individual flavor. Boy -- or, in this case, cat -- leaves home for adventures in the greater world. Some of them are fun, but it sure is bigger and lonelier and stranger out there than first imagined. Maybe having a home of your own isn't such a bad thing, after all. And so, the wanderer settles down. The rhythm of the wording, the storytelling phrasing, is perfect: 'The earth his bed, a rock his pillow, the night-time sky his blanket...' There are elements to make the reader laugh, and make him worry for Hobo, and ultimately, feel satisfied with his story. Children love the crayon-and-colored pencil illustrations, the fact that the cat wrote the book, and the silliness about the 'spice kitty' and the 'clumsy cows.' Grandparents adore buying this book. So do people who just have or love cats, whether they have a kid to give it to or not. I highly recommend HOBO to a wide demographic!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the illustrations and the narrative from the cat's perspective.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great children's book about a cat that thinks the grass is greener on the other side. He finds out how difficult life can be on his own. Eventually he finds a home and a friend. What a happy ending!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Hobo Finds a Home' is a completely adorable book! Written for children by a cat (and cats, as anyone who's ever shared a house with a cat knows, never grow up!) it combines beautiful pictures with easy to read, almost poetic at times, prose that appears to have been written in crayon. It tells the story of Hobo who runs away from home, has adventures in the wild, grows cold and lonely, runs into a 'spice kitty', and then finds a new friend, a new home and a warm spot by the fire (and what more can anyone, cat or human, ask for from life?!). It's written from the cat's point of view but is easily translatable to the lives of children who often do feel the urge to see what else is out there in the world -- Hobo's adventures (and misadventures) make a wonderful story that children will enjoy reading and parents will love to read with their children. I would recommend this book to anyone (cat lover or not) although anyone who's ever been owned by a cat will definitely want a copy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I personally know hobo and his story...He is a wonderful cat and I love the book. I cant wait until I have kids to share it with them... :) Thank you Hobo I know that someday HOPEFULLY Soon I will have a child who cares about you and your story as much as I do :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased 'Hobo Finds A Home' because my grandaughter love kitty cats. She has one of her own, and I thought she'd love this book about a little kitten who went from being a barn cat, to a stray, to finding a home. She laughed at the 'clumsy cows' and the spice kitty. A fun book for me to read too, and I'm sure I'll be reading it again and again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my grandaughter, as she loves cats, and the cat on the cover looks like her tabby. She loved it. Her cat was once a stray too and she liked the happy ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hobo Finds a Home is a very good book. It tells about Hobo who leaves home, goes on adventures, gets lonely, finds a new friend and gets a warm bed to sleep in. It's a very good book for anyone who loves cats and it's really well written. The story is great, the pictures are really good and I really like the way the writing looks like crayon. This is a terrific book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A truly charming book for children of all ages!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this book to read aloud to my nephew and he enjoyed it. A lot of fun for me too. He loved the picture of the kitten sleeping under the stars.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hobo is a little barn cat that leaves the farm and meets characters like a 'spice kitty'. The cat wrote the book. It even has a bio.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As soon as I read 'Hobo Finds A Home', I was enchanted. There's so much to like about this children's book. I think kids will relate well to the drawings and the way the words are written in crayon. The drawings are sweet, lively, and fun. I also think readers (not just kids!) will identify with Hobo's wish to leave the confines of the place he was born, in order to go see the world and have adventures of his own. Hobo enjoys some of the things he encounters, but finds it more difficult than he thought. Besides that more serious 'moral', there's a ton of laughs ... the fat cat named Gonzo, the 'spice kitty', and the goodbye greeting to Farmer Brown cracked me up. What a treat!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
An Adorable children's book written by a cat. What a cute idea, and the 'spice kitty' is funny.