Gaston by Kelly DiPucchioGaston by Kelly DiPucchio


byKelly DiPucchioIllustratorChristian Robinson

Picture Books | June 3, 2014

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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?
Kelly DiPucchio is a New York Times bestselling author with more than fifteen books to her credit, including Crafty Chloe and Zombie in Love. She lives in Michigan with her family and a yippy Bichon Frise who does not like anything proper, or precious, or pink. Kelly dreams of visiting ooh-la-la Paris someday, and you can visit her onl...
Title:GastonFormat:Picture BooksProduct dimensions:40 pages, 11.25 × 9 × 0.3 inShipping dimensions:11.25 × 9 × 0.3 inPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:415231986Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442451025

ISBN - 13:9781442451025

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a loving and sweet read! As a mom, I love the message behind this book- one of acceptance bad not having to fit in to be loved. Not only is the message great, but the artwork is also beautiful!
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book! This book is great for all ages! The pictures are beautiful and the words are filled with so much love. Showing the importance of family and the meaning of it all.
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely! A great story about accepting differences and realising what family really means. Sweet illustrations, too!
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Most request story time book Gaston is a household favourite for us and is requested most nights during story time. The illustrations are stunning and the message within these pages is heart warming. Regardless of what society may dictate, Gaston knows in his heart that even though he is not a Poodle, his heart is happiest with his Poodle family. I would highly recommend this book and consider it to be a must have in your little one's first library.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable I read this book with a bunch of friends a few months ago as part of a mindfulness session. This book is adorable with a story that will melt your heart.
Date published: 2017-02-01

Editorial Reviews

""Mrs. Poodle admired her new puppies," begins "Gaston," written by Kelly DiPucchio. "Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La and Gaston. Would you like to see them again?" Yes, I would, and so will readers, surely, because they are adorable. Christian Robinson’s seductive illustrations are painted in acrylic with a striking palette, visible brush strokes and retro details. The mostly white dogs have expressive features using minimal marks."