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. Read more...
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.
- ISBN-13: 9780399172748
- ISBN-10: 0399172742
- Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: February 2016
- Page Count: 176
- Reading Level: Ages 8-11
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.6 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds
Series: Fenway and Hattie #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-11-30
- Reviewer: Staff
This perky, pet-centered tale, first in a planned series, takes readers inside the head of Fenway, an energetic and perpetually hopeful Jack Russell terrier with a deep love for food, intense hatred of squirrels, and undying adoration of his small human, Hattie. When the family moves from the city to the suburbs, the adjustment is hard for Fenway: theres a slippery new Wicked Floor to traverse and a dog park without any dogs (i.e., the backyard). Worst of all, Hattie seems more interested in friends and softball than games of fetch. Nothing can bring a short human back, the dogs next door explain, but Fenway is determined not to lose Hattie, even if that means learning some new tricks. Coe, making her childrens book debut, describes the trauma of the move and Hattie growing up through the excitable dogs eyes, nose, and playful vocabulary (thunder is boom-kabooms and Hatties parents are Fetch Man and Food Lady) turning Fenways everyday routines into a fun, fresh frolic that animal-loving kids are sure to enjoy. Ages 812. Agent: Marietta Zacker, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency. (Feb.)