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Kelly diPucchio

Author: Kelly DiPucchio

Illustrator: Christian Robinson

Atheneum books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781481457835

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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?

"Fans of Gaston (2014) rejoice! Now it's Antoinette's turn to for repeated readings." —Booklist *STARRED REVIEW*

"DiPucchio excels in showing rather than telling, and it’s clear that beneath Antoinette’s fluffy exterior lies the heart of a hero."

— Publisher's Weekly *STARRED REVIEW*

"Once again, DiPucchio and Robinson don't miss a comedic beat, creating a playful and funny tale full of warmth that deftly explores complex themes of belonging, self-worth, and purpose." — Kirkus Reviews *STARRED REVIEW*

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