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Written by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Christian Robinson
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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?

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The Book Snob Mom
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It seems two dogs may have been taken home with the wrong pup families, but they decide they are exactly where they’re supposed to be. :) This fun and beautifully illustrated book has a great message about being yourself.

Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader

The story is cute and the message is sweet, but it’s the artwork that makes this book a real winner for me. It’s colorful, simple, and has a mid-century flair that makes me want to use it as the inspiration for decorating my house. Another big plus: the text is brief enough to really give you a chance to visually explore each page. We love Gaston!

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Who Wrote Gaston

Kelly DiPucchio

Kelly DiPucchio is the award-winning author of several children’s books, including New York Times bestseller, GRACE FOR PRESIDENT, and THE SANDWICH SWAP, a book co-authored for Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, which President Bill Clinton called “a delightful story.” Kelly has been a featured author/speaker at numerous schools, public libraries, universities, and conferences. Visit

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Who Illustrated Gaston

Christian Robinson

Christian Robinson was born in Hollywood, California, in 1986. 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 Street Workshop and Pixar Animation Studios before becoming an illustrator of books for children. His books include Gaston and Antoinette, 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 the Caldecott Honor, the 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

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June 3, 2014