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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.
Publisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2014
ISBN: 9781442451025
Branch Call Number: DIPUCCH
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Additional Contributors: Robinson, Christian


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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. Where do they both belong?

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VaughanPLKasey May 15, 2017

Perfectly paced, adorably illustrated story about two puppies who were accidentally switched at birth! This one got me right in the feels.

VaughanPLAlison May 10, 2017

Family is not all about looks, as these puppies find out in this adorable and wonderfully drawn tale about being yourself regardless of expectations. Absolutely delightful.

coloradobuck Mar 21, 2017

This is a modern day version of Margret Rey's "Spotty". It seems as though one of these "dogs" is not like the others. A great take on "being an individual" and "feeling different yet unique."

LPL_DanC Oct 17, 2016

Female poodle pups Fi Fi, Foo Foo, and Ooh La La have a male bulldog brother named Gaston. Male bulldog pups Ricky, Rocky, and Bruno have a poodle sister named Antoinette. What the heck is going on? In this ugly duckling tale for the 21st century, the pups' moms try to switch the odd ones out into the "right" family, only to find things were just fine as they were. Brilliant and hilarious.

Jun 02, 2015

This is a fun read-aloud about families and acceptance of differences.

PimaLib_BeccaB May 07, 2015

One of my all-time favorite storytime picks! A crowd-pleasing read-aloud, with a great message at the end.

McIndoo Jul 18, 2014

It's a lovely picture book with a great message and fun and playful illustrations. A must read for 3-5 year-olds!

Ms_Gaye Jul 16, 2014

In his poodle family, it's obvious Gaston is not like his sisters - Fi-Fi, Foo-Foo, and Ooh-La-La. And in the bulldog family, Antoinette is not like her brothers - Rocky, Ricky,and Bruno. When the two families meet at the park, it's unmistakable that a switch needs to occur...or perhaps not. Charming illustrations and a delightful story make this a fun read aloud for preschoolers.

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