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Book Review

Publisher's Note:

This lovable new series introduces a little dog with a GIANT personality! Fenway is an excitable and endlessly energetic Jack Russell terrier. He lives in the city with Food Lady, Fetch Man, and—of course—his beloved short human and best-friend-in-the-world, Hattie. But when his family moves to the suburbs, Fenway faces a world of changes. He's pretty pleased with the huge Dog Park behind his new home, but he's not so happy about the Evil Squirrels that taunt him from the trees, the super-slippery Wicked Floor in the Eating Room, and the changes that have come over Hattie lately. Rather than playing with Fenway, she seems more interested in her new short human friend, Angel, and learning to play baseball. His friends in the Dog Park next door say Hattie is outgrowing him, but that can't be right. And he's going to prove it! Get a dog's-eye view of the world in this heartwarming, enthusiastic "tail" about two best friends.…

Fenway and Hattie

by Victoria J. Coe

Overall Book Review:

Fenway and Hattie is the first novel for children that Victoria J. Cole has written.  This book is adorable! It would be a wonderful read-aloud for parents with children from kindergarten until they are too old to want to be read to.  Written from the viewpoint of the family puppy, Fenway, readers get an inside view of how a puppy might see the world.  Coe tells how Fenway is confused about the new house and how he doesn’t understand why he’s now out in the country and not in the city.  She does this without saying ‘in the country’ or ‘in the city’, but rather by explaining the sites the dog sees.  Fenway does not understand a lot of words and is required to just manage and figure things out on his own. This gentle book would be appropriate for any age.  The best part–it’s a dog book where the dog does not die! 

This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by G. P. Putnam’s Sons


Content Analysis:

Profanity/Language:  None

Violence/Gore:  None

Sex/Nudity:  None

Mature Subject Matter:

Moving.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

None

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About the Reviewer

My husband and I have two beautiful girls. When I am not taking them to gymnastics, AWANA, or FFA activities, I like to cook outdoors, crochet, walk/run, and spend time with our extended families. We live in the country and raise chickens and rabbits. Reading with my girls is a time that I treasure. My hope is that they will grow up to be life-long lovers of books.