Reviewed by B.M. (age 8)
I like this book because it is hilarious, and it makes me wonder ĎHow does Merlin escape? There are many ways a dog can escape from its yard. My favorite part is when Merlin goes to Parkerís baseball game because I love baseball and Merlin bops Parker with the ball, so itís like Merlin tagged Parker out! I liked all of the characters, because they all help each other. For an example, Danny helps Parker find a bike lock to lock the fence so Merlin couldnít just open the fence by jiggling the lock and getting out when Merlin followed Parker to school. Runaway Retriever is book #1 of the Pet Trouble series, and Runaway Retriever is like the rest of the books because they all seem to talk a little about each otherís dogs, which is the main idea in the next or previous book. Runaway Retriever reminds me of when I get off the bus at the end of the day and my dog runs in circles because she is so happy to see me like Merlin is always so happy to see Parker.
I would recommend this book to people who might want a good laugh, people who like adventure or action, or people who might want to learn about or like dogs, because the book has a lot of action and adventure, a lot of funny moments, and a lot of doggie fun and doggie life.