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Ages 2 and up
A bulldog and a poodle learn that family is about love, not appearances in this adorable doggy tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and illustrator Christian Robinson.
This is the story of four puppies: Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, and Gaston. Gaston works the hardest at his lessons on how to be a proper pooch. He sips—never slobbers! He yips—never yaps! And he walks with grace—never races! Gaston fits right in with his poodle sisters.
But a chance encounter with a bulldog family in the park—Rocky, Ricky, Bruno, and Antoinette—reveals there’s been a mix-up, and so Gaston and Antoinette switch places. The new families look right…but they don’t feel right. Can these puppies follow their noses—and their hearts—to find where they belong?
Gaston is the sweetest book about feeling at home in your family even if you might be a little different than your siblings and that we all have something to learn from each other. The quality is lovely, heavy pages with charming illustrations, and the irreverent text is filled with silly, French flair. My son loves the puppy book! -Hayley, mother to Jack (age 3) Boston, MA
Meet Gaston’s friend Antoinette! Antoinette’s three burly brothers each have a special talent. Rocky is clever. Ricky is fast! And Bruno is STRONG. Mrs. Bulldog reassures Antoinette that there is something extra special about her—but Antoinette is not so sure. Then one day, while Antoinette plays in the park with her friend Gaston, Gaston’s sister Ooh-La-La goes missing. Antoinette feels a tug in her heart and a twitch in her nose. She must find Ooh-La-La. She will not give up! Can Antoinette rescue the puppy in peril—and discover what makes her extra special along the way?
A 2017 Parents’ Choice Silver Honor Winner
The heroine of the story is an adorable poodle who learns to find her significance and figures out how to use it to make the world a better place. Beautiful illustrations and a charming story! -Emily N, mom to three girls ages 7, 5, & 3 Temecula, CA