A Family for Louie

Written and Illustrated by Alexandra Thompson

Published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers

June 9, 2020

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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.

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“The story has a gentle air of make-believe, as Louie’s anthropomorphic lifestyle and ability to read and reason are never explained but are believable nevertheless….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 and realizing that the delicious things in life can be even sweeter if shared.”Booklist


“Effortlessly cute . . . Sure to be a storytime favorite for grownups and kiddos alike.”
The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books