Gus Gets a Human by Payden Annie Hall

Book Blurb:

Gus the Bernese Mountain Dog isn’t the first pick of the litter. With big clumsy paws and a tongue that’s too long, Gus knows what it’s like to be different. As all of his brothers and sisters begin to find humans who want them, Gus wonders if he will ever find someone who will love him just as he is. Join Gus on the adventure to find a human of his own!

I received this book from the author for free. All comments and opinions are entirely my own and this review is voluntary.

Lexi’s Review:

I really enjoyed reading this book about Gus, a lonely Bernese Mountain dog, who wonders if he will ever be loved and accepted by a human. I imagine that many humans can relate to the experience of loneliness and wondering if they will ever be truly loved and accepted. 

Even as an adult, this book touched my heart, and I was so happy when Gus finds his human, who can relate to his unique differences. The illustrations are cute and full of positive emotions. 

When reading this book to a child, parents and caregivers could point out similarities between Gus’ long tongue and anything that makes their child unique. If you enjoyed Audrey Bunny by Angie Smith or Corduroy by Don Freeman, this book would be a great addition to your child or student’s library. 


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