The Amazing Hamweenie by Patty Bowman

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A truly unique debut about a precocious cat with BIG dreams

Dressed in his signature top hat and black cape, Hamweenie is poised to earn his place among the most famous celebrities and daredevils of all time. From the stage to the red carpet, the skies to the sea, Hamweenie believes, without a doubt, that he will be the greatest star the world has ever seen.

The horrors of reality, alas, befall him: a beautiful apartment, a loving little girl, his every need fulfilled to excess. His treats are simply too delicious. His pillows? Beyond luxurious. Such torture! Hamweenie must escape! But with his wretchedly wonderful owner appearing at every turn, will he ever make it out of the apartment? From debut author and illustrator Patty Bowman comes a picture book about the secret life of cats and about dreaming big--no matter what your species.

About Patty Bowman

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Patty Bowman lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published October 11, 2012 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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While obviously incorporating fantastic elements, Bowman’s words and pictures nonetheless capture perfectly typical feline behavior and the fawning affection felt by many cat owners.

Sep 15 2012 | Read Full Review of The Amazing Hamweenie

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But Hamweenie wants more: he “dreams of grandeur and stardom, of being loved the world over and idolized by children.” (A parade float, admiring crowds, and a huge Macy’s-style Hamweenie balloon give a general idea of the adulation Hamweenie is looking for.) Bowman uses the picture-versus-t...

Sep 03 2012 | Read Full Review of The Amazing Hamweenie


"The Amazing Hamweenie" by Patty Bowman is a story that could only have been written (and illustrated) by a cat owner and lover.

Nov 06 2012 | Read Full Review of The Amazing Hamweenie

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