Hoagie & Katie is a hybrid picture/chapter book that is appropriate for a wide range of children (4-9 yrs old). Parents and grandparents will enjoy reading to their little ones, while older children will challenge their literacy and will be able to pick up on subtle, humorous nuances and expressions that are sprinkled throughout the text. The realistic characters will endear audiences, while the colorful, fantastical backgrounds will transport readers to a different land, fostering their budding imaginations. ~Hoagie finds himself in a strange world after his hamster ball rolls a bit too far from home. Adventure ensues as Hoagie makes an unlikely friendship with Katie, the capybara, who has also wandered away from her family. The two embark on a journey that leads them through wonder, danger, and surprise as they meet a memorable roster of characters as they search for home.