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A Family for Louie

Alexandra Thompson, Alexandra Thompson (Illustrator)


List Price: 17.99*
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A foodie French bulldog finds a forever home in this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book, sure to appeal to fans of Gaston, Ellie, and Little Elliot, Big City.

Meet Louie. He's a dog of very fine taste. He knows every chef in town, and each day he wanders the city, visiting his favorite restaurants. It's a good life, except... Louie is all on his own. What Louie wants more than anything is a family.

But try as he might, Louie can't seem to find a family that's right for him. At the beach, he meets a little boy and his mother... but they're eating green jello salad and sardine sandwiches (Louie's least favorite foods!). At his favorite sushi restaurant, Louie spies a father and daughter with an open seat at their table... but their cat chases him away. At the park, he meets a nice family having a yummy barbecue, but when they invite him to play frisbee... Louie just can't keep up. Where-oh-where will Louie find a just-right family of his very own?

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Praise For A Family for Louie

"Effortlessly cute . . . Sure to be a storytime favorite for grownups and kiddos alike." --BCCB

"A sweet (but not saccharine) story about finding a forever family." --Kirkus Reviews

"Thompson’s soft digital illustrations create a vibrant, cozy city filled with charming detail, where pups with discerning palates are welcomed in fine dining establishments. It’s a joy to follow Louie on his journey to finding his forever family." --Booklist

"Likable . . . Soft and detailed." --School Library Journal

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, 9781984813213, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2020

About the Author

Alexandra Thompson is an author, an illustrator, and a surface designer. She has lived all over New England, but has finally settled down in Maine with her husband and their cat, Sleepy. When she's not drawing, she can be found exploring the forest or wakesurfing in the short but sweet summer months. A Family for Louie is her debut picture book.