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Pigeon and Cat form a lasting bond in this poignant picture book about compassion and friendship.

In an abandoned city lot, Cat lives alone in a cardboard box. He leaves only to find food. One day, Cat discovers an unbroken egg too beautiful to eat. Soon, out pecks Pigeon, and they become fast friends. Cat is happy to share his box with Pigeon. But when Pigeon flies far away from where they live, Cat must brave the city in order to rescue his friend. This journey will forever transform his understanding of home.

This heartwarming story explores unlikely friendships, the creative spark within us, and how to give comfort and kindness in small, impactful gestures. It is also a celebration of urban community. 

Praise

Praise for Pigeon & Cat:

"An interspecies lovefest starring two urban strays…. A sweet tale celebrating the joys of both personal and communal togetherness."—Kirkus Reviews
"A loner cat and an adventurous, outgoing bird are paired in this heartwarming story of friendship and community.... Hemingway’s oil-on-board art has an animated quality that jumps off the page…. bright contrasts and dynamic perspectives help bring the city and its inhabitants to life. Along with the main text, all of the dialogue is presented in speech bubbles, which young readers will enjoy deciphering. A satisfying story exploring heart and home."—The Horn Book
"Hemingway fills his illustrations with entertaining details and variation, creating a dynamic reading experience and a friendship tale worth reading… a heartening conclusion of urban renewal and community."—School Library Journal

Praise for Tough Cookie: 

"What if the candy-studded cookie in the classic 'Gingerbread Man' tale actually tasted terrible...that's the clever premise of this entertaining story."

The New York Times

"Hemingway bakes up a clever case of mistaken identity in this holiday treat–inspired tale.... The author’s snappy pacing and silly scenarios keep the giggles coming."

Publishers Weekly

"Reminiscent of Lane Smith and Jon Scieszka's fairy-tale retellings.... The fun is in the layout and pacing of the storyline on the page, and the variety of candy and cookie characters, all smiling away. This sweet and silly story is about friendship and making the best of what you've got."

Kirkus Reviews
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