Hoagie & Katie by Rio Koviak

Book 1 in the Hoagie & Katie series

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.

…[a] good book to challenge young readers to move beyond their favorite picture books, and wanting to read more ‘chapter books’.
The author concludes this first adventure on a positive note with some good lessons learned.

I look forward to the next adventure of Katie and Hoagie. Young readers who are
​really into animals will find this to be an enjoyable book.