Book Review: The Little Book of Bob: Life Lessons from a Streetwise Cat by James Bowen


In spring of 2007, street busker James Bowen found an injured orange tabby in the hallway of his shelter home in North London. Their friendship changed both of their lives and led to the internationally bestselling book A Street Cat Named Bob.

But fame hasn't gone to James or Bob's heads. In Bob, James found a model for friendship, steadfastness, balance, and joy that we can all apply to our own lives. The Little Book of Bob is a heartfelt and wholesome book about how to be kinder to ourselves and kinder to the world around us.

Cats are amazing creatures, as all animal lovers know. Tender and wise, this is a little book with a big heart.


I'm a firm believer that our cats are wonderful teachers. We have so much to learn from them if only we took the time to listen to their gentle wisdom. James Bowen and his beloved Street Cat Bob have a stronger connection than most, thanks to the fact that they saved each other's lives years ago. This darling little book is filled with anecdotes about the one and only Bob, which James then applies a life lesson to be learned from it.

Anyone who loves Bob is sure to be charmed by this book, and you might just find yourself watching your own cats a little closer to discover the wisdom they have to offer!


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Book Review: The Little Book of Bob: Life Lessons from a Streetwise Cat by James Bowen