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Gaston by Kelly Dipucchio
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Gaston

by Kelly DiPucchio

Other authors: Christian Robinson (Illustrator)

Series: Gaston and Friends (1)

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Gaston is about a bulldog puppy in a family of poodles. He is taught to be proper, to yip instead of yap, to never run, ect. Antoniette is a poodle in a family of bulldogs. She is taught to be rough and tough. To yap instead of yip, and always run. The two families meet in the park and realized there had been a mixup so Gaston and Antoniette switch places. However, the two aren't happy in their new homes. They miss their families, and want to behave like the normally do. The next day, the two families met up again and Gaston and Antoniette went back to their original homes.

I would use this book with grades K through 2nd. Some of the things you could teach with this book is family, individuality, differences, and comparing and contrasting. ( )
  KaleyD | Nov 25, 2018 |
This book is about the importance of being different.
  amariemiller | Nov 20, 2018 |
This book talks about the story of two different breed families that they make a mistake based of the “looks “ of one of their dogs, and they swap their puppies realizing later that they’ve make a mistake.
  lg503 | Jun 9, 2018 |
"Gaston" by Kelly Dipucchio is a great fiction book that teaches kids that it is ok to be different. In this story, two dog families have one kid that does not look like the rest of their kids. To solve this problem they switch kids so that the families will look more alike. Although they thought it would work out for the best it did not and the dogs ended up going to their original families where they fit in the best. Although they did not look the same they were still family and nothing could change that. I would definitely recommend this to students who are in kindergarten and second grade because it is important for them to know it is ok to be different. My favorite part of the book was at the end because Gaston and Antoinette end up falling in love and having kids. While raising their kids they make sure they grow and "be whatever they wanted to be." ( )
  SelmaGasu | Apr 2, 2018 |
A super cute book about accepting who you are as well as others. This story touches on being different than those around you and being true to yourself. It embraces diversity and emphasizes choice in a kid-friendly manner. I would use this book if I wanted there to be a lesson about being yourself or being accepting of others. I think that this book could possibly explain that concept without further effort from the teacher, but it could also serve as a really great conversation starter for the class. This book is a great tool and would address such topivs in a lighthearted manner. ( )
  Kyliehentschke | Mar 3, 2018 |
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A proper bulldog raised in a poodle family and a tough poodle raised in a bulldog family meet one day in the park.

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