Atheneum/Simon & Schuster
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 will win hearts, as will his story’s message of belonging and family. A perfect read aloud that will leave them begging for more--an absolute delight."
— Kirkus Reviews, starred review
★ "DiPucchio's lively, occasionally direct-address text was made to be read aloud."
— Horn Book Magazine, starred review
★ "Kelly DiPucchio and Christian Robinson team up for a heartwarming story about how the true sense of belonging comes from the inside, not the outside."
— Shelf Awareness, starred review