Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, Ooh-La-La, and Gaston: Mrs. Poodle’s new puppies, one of whom–guess who?–doesn’t look quite like the others. In fact, he looks rather bulldogish, which becomes particularly interesting when Mrs. Bulldog and her four puppies, Rocky, Ricky, Bruno, and Antoinette, show up at the park. Gaston is a wise tale, whose message about identity and belonging, but what really makes it a keeper is its charming humor, its sprightly rhythm, and its Madeline-like insouciance. Highly recommended!
—Tom Nissley, Phinney Books, Seattle, WA
Head to your local book store tout de suite to enjoy this charming children’s picture book. (Phinney Books is closed due to construction Monday, August 25, but after today, don’t let the scaffolding keep you away! Their regular hours are 10-7 M-W, 10-8 Th & Fri, 10-6 Sat, 12-5 Sun)