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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (137 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: James Howe Narrator: Marie-Louise Gay Publisher: Live Oak Media Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Lively, humorous storytelling and this unlikely pair's sweetly-appealing camaraderie, make these early chapter books refreshing additions to classic friendship tales.

Catina the cat wants to be a successful writer, while Houndsley the dog is a fabulous cook who dreams of winning an important cooking contest. Without realizing it, both of them seem to be focusing more on the fame and fortune their individual accomplishments might bring them.

With support from the other, they each eventually learn that doing what you love - and having the support of a caring friend -- is the true reward, in Houndsley and Catina, the first book in this delightful series.

In Houndsley and Catina & the Birthday Surprise, Houndsley worries that he has made his friend Catina sad by admitting that he doesn't know when his birthday is and reminding her that she doesn't know hers either. He attempts to cheer her up by baking her a birthday cake. Being the dear friend that she is, Catina counters with her own surprise. Together the engaging feline and canine pals once again exhibit the true meaning of friendship in this warm and humorous story. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Aimee | 2/20/2014

    " This book tells the story of Houndsley and Catina in three chapters. Catina wants to be a famous writer, but Houndsley doesn't want to tell her she's not very good. He also loves cooking and gets the chance to enter a competition where things don't go quite as he expected. The 2 characters discover the one thing they are really good at is being friends. A really cute book and a great way to get younger readers into chapter books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Claudia | 2/4/2014

    " Cute story between a cat and a dog who are friends...teaches great lessons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Meagan | 2/2/2014

    " Houndsley and Catina, a dog and a cat, are best friends. Soft-spoken Houndsley loves to cook for his friends, but when he enters a cooking contest he gets nervous and his chili doesn't turn out well. Catina wants to be a famous writer, but her book isn't very good and she doesn't much like writing. In the end, Houndsley and Catina find out that doing what you love is its own reward, and that friends are better than fame any day. This chapter book is short enough to read aloud, and the illustrations are fun and interesting. Beginning readers should also enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leah | 1/15/2014

    " Very good easy reader selection. James Howe (author of Bunnicula, The Celery Stalks at Midnight, etc) does a wonderful job depicting the special and natural friendship shared by Houndsley and Catina. "

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