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?Author:
Atheneum Books for Young ReadersPublished:
11.50h x 9.30w x 0.50dISBN:
Ages 4-8Accelerated Reader:Reading Level:
Lower GradeQuiz #/Name:
167610 / GastonAward:
Georgia Children's Book Award - FinalistAward:
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Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - NomineeAward:
Kentucky Bluegrass Award - NomineeAward:
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens - RecommendedAward:
Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award - NomineeAward:
Buckaroo Book Award - NomineeAward:
Star of the North Picture Book Award - NomineeReview Citation(s): Publishers Weekly
04/14/2014Horn Book Magazine
05/01/2014 pg. 64School Library Journal
05/01/2014 pg. 79Kirkus Reviews
06/01/2014 pg. 112Shelf Awareness
06/20/2014New York Times Book Review
08/24/2014 pg. 10Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks
09/01/2014 pg. 20Kirkus Best Picture Books
11/15/2014 pg. 59Hornbook Guide to Children
07/01/2014 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
About the Author
Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Grace for President and numerous other books for kids, including Super Manny Stands Up!; Crafty Chloe, Zombie in Love, Gaston, and Antoinette. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan. You can find out more about Kelly and her books at KellyDiPucchio.com.
Christian Robinson was born in Hollywood, California. He grew up in a small one-bedroom apartment with his brother, two cousins, aunt, and grandmother. Drawing became a way to make space for himself and to create the kind of world he wanted to see. He studied animation at the California Institute of the Arts and would later work with the Sesame Workshop and Pixar Animation Studios before becoming an illustrator of books for children. His books include Gaston
, written by Kelly DiPucchio, and the #1 New York Times
bestseller Last Stop on Market Street
, written by Matt de la Peña, which was awarded a Caldecott Honor, a Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor, and the Newbery Medal. He presently lives in northern California with his rescue greyhound Baldwin and several houseplants. He looks forward to one day seeing the aurora borealis. Visit him online at TheArtofFun.com.