Friday, September 19, 2014

Gaston is a Delight of a Picture Book

It's picture book time.  This book caught my eye from just observing the cover.  The artwork by Christian Robinson is delightfully enchanting and a treat to page through.  Paired with a lovely story, this book is a whimsical read.

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Title: Gaston

Author:Kelly DiPucchio

Target:Preschool - Grade 2

What this book is about: 
Gaston, looking very much like a bulldog, is a puppy in a new littler of poodles.  He is taught to be a proper pooch and works very hard to please his adoring family.  However a trip to the park quickly reinforces that a mistake has been made somewhere, when a new litter of bulldogs has one puppy that looks exactly like a poodle.  The two puppies trade places, and while they look like they belong, they do not feel right at all.  When the chance comes to switch back, they realize that their original family is home, despite how it may look on the outside.  

Why I love this book: 
First off the illustrations by Christian Robinson are gorgeous.  The muted colors and adorable pooches are brought to life in this story.  

I  also like the message for kids.  They may occasionally feel like the black sheep of a family, but home is where they belong.  This would also be a lovely story for kids who are adopted to see that having them as part of the family feels just right even though they may look a little different from the other members.

Who this book is for: 
Great for all kids.  A lovely story with humor and a serious cute factor.

Final thoughts: 
I really enjoyed DiPucchio’s Crafty Chloe so I was looking forward to this book.  It did not disappoint.

To purchase this book:
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