Karen Leigh
June 22, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Merle's Door

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Ted Kerasote
publisher
Harcourt
genre
Nonfiction
We gave it a B-

Exploring the relationship between humans and their pets, Ted Kerasote often writes from the perspective of his Labrador mix, Merle.

Gross-out Humor
When four horses arrive, an admiring Merle ”rolled in their poop.”

Lowdown
Despite charming anecdotes, Merle’s Door trips on Merle’s bland inner thoughts (at one point, the pooch’s face seems to say, ”I’m over those puppyhood fears. I’m a big dog now”). B-

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