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Fenway and Hattie in the Wild: 06/08/19

Fenway and Hattie in the Wild

Fenway and Hattie in the Wild by Victoria J. Coe is the fourth in the series. Fenway and his family join the neighborhood on a camping trip. Some creature is getting into the food and dog toys and Fenway takes up the case.

As with the other books in the series the adventure is narrated by Fenway the terrier. Fenway is young, excitable, and prone to jumping to conclusions. The older dogs, his neighbors especially, try to clue him in, but so far they aren't having much luck.

Along with the dogs and their people from the previous books, there's a new family that includes a bully of a dog named Coco, and his equally dubious small human, Marcus. Both like to be the big wig of the campground. If you get on their bad side they will make things rough for you. In Coco's case it means turning the other dogs against you. With Marcus it means getting called names or being uninvited to group events.

But the big story isn't the bullying. Instead it's the destruction done at the camp. Food is taken. Toys are destroyed. Stuff is rifled through.

Coco tries to place the blame on Fenway and friends. Fenway in turn wants to blame Coco, but is also smart enough to follow his nose. He's learned from the Evil Bunny Gang that the culprit isn't always who you think it is.

As an adult with camping experience, I knew right away who the culprits were. Fenway was the perfect one to solve the mystery.

Five stars

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