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The Unsinkable Gus Davis

Laurie Trumble Davis, Paulette Bogan (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.95*
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Gus Davis is a French bulldog who thinks he can do anything—even swim. Bean is Gus’s human best friend who thinks bulldogs aren’t designed for the water.

Who is right?

It turns out, they both are!

All it takes is a persistent bulldog and a creative human friend to prove that, with a little practice and adaptation, anything is possible. The Unsinkable Gus Davis is a playful story about figuring things out, staying safe around water, and laughing along the way!

Praise For The Unsinkable Gus Davis

"A sweet celebration of the bond between kids and their dogs." —Colby Greenhalgh, NH/ME Territory Manager, Pet Food Experts

"This book is wicked excellent story for children of all ages." —Evangelos Baltas, Second Class Petty Officer, United States Navy

"The Unsinkable Gus Davis...captures the determination of a dog and the love of a child that befriended him." —Laura Minnucci, Lead Groomer, Loyal Companion (Wayland, MA)

"The Unsinkable Gus Davis is a heartwarming book that not only tells the story of a persistent little Frenchie who wants nothing more than to swim, but also teaches an important lesson about pet safety around the water." —Kerri Rose, Retired Licensed Veterinary Technician (LVT)

"Lovable Gus teaches us to never give up and that families need to practice water safety with dogs as well as kids. As a vet with over 30 years experience, I am glad to see this story finally told." —Dr. Leslie Marci, VMD, Acorn Animal Hospital, Franklin MA

"Cool tones of rippling waves and weathered wood contrast with patches of orange and pink in the splashy illustrations of this story about working together....while readers glean a subtle message on water safety." --Foreword Reviews

The Collective Book Studio, 9781951412784, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 21, 2022

About the Author

Laurie Trumble Davis is a book lover who lives in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, with her family. They spend their summers on Cape Cod at Schoolhouse Pond, where Gus, her French bulldog, believed he was the best swimmer on the pond. And he was. . . especially when wearing his life jacket! Although this is her debut picture book, Laurie is no stranger to the world of books and book selling. She has worked for Barnes & Noble coordinating author appearances in New England. She has also done publicity and promotions in news media.