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Fenway and Hattie: 11/18/16

Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe

Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe is the start of a new upper elementary school series about a dog and his girl. Fenway is confused by his entire world changing. His apartment home is gone and now he and his humans are living in a strange new building with lava floors and infinite dog parks.

With a move comes the fear of losing everything — friends, family, familiar places, routines. For a dog it must be even more confusing. While Fenway tries to stay upbeat, it's clear he's feeling a little lost.

Fenway and Hattie is the third dog narrated book I've read this year. Of this trio, I'd say it's most like how I'd imagine a dog thinking — especially a Jack Russell terrier. Fenway has names for all the people in his life: Food Lady (Hattie's mother) and Fetch Man (Hattie's father) and of course his favorite Short Human (Hattie). It was hard not to imagine Fenway's voice as a high pitched Dug.

The second book, Fenway and Hattie and the Evil Bunny Gang comes out January 24, 2017.

Four stars

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