From the Cover of the Book
Families of all kinds will delight in this sweet tale of new babies, sibling rivalry, bravery, unconditional love…and veggies!
The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realizes Wolfie can–and might–eat them all up! Dot tries to get through to her parents, but they are too smitten to listen. A new brother takes getting used to, and when (in a twist of fate) it’s Wolfie who’s threatened, can Dot save the day?
Transfiguring Adoption awarded this book 4 Hoots out of 5 based on how useful it will be for a foster/adoptive family. [Learn more about our Hoot grading system here]
What Our Family Thought:
Our family absolutely loved the book Wolfie the Bunny written by Ame Dyckman and illustrated by Zachariah OHora. I first read the book to Jasmine and Dalton. By the time I was a few pages into the book, Grandma had come over to listen, and the older boys and Darren were wanting to see and hear the book also. The plot line kept us all engaged and laughing, and the illustrations added so much interest, additional information, and fun to the story. The kids were saying, “Look at …,” through many of the pages. While the ages listed on many of the reviews say 3 to 6 or 4 to 8, our whole family enjoyed this book. We recommend it highly to other foster and adoptive families for family time.
“We recommend it highly to other foster and adoptive families for family time.”
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Discussion Questions for your family:
- The Fink family enjoyed this whole story, but we all had a really good laugh at a part of the book where Dot says, “I’ve got my eye on you buster!” That’s because this is what we’ve taught Dalton to say when someone is teasing him so that he doesn’t get too mad or upset. What was your favorite part of the book?
- Our family really liked the pages with Dot in bed and the shadow of Wolfie and also the picture on the bear’s shirt. What was your favorite picture in the book?
- If you were a bunny, and your parents adopted a wolf baby, would you be scared?
- Besides fear, what other feelings might Dot have had about her new brother?
- Jasmine was 5 and Dalton was 2 when Cody (10) and Matthew (9) moved into our house. It wasn’t easy for everyone to get used to each other. How have you felt when a new child has come into your home?
- In this book, we saw similarities of the way siblings have reacted to each other in our house. I definitely saw Dot’s words and actions reflected in the way one of our older children has acted toward the younger two (though the younger two were actually in our home first). And they were just like Wolfie in their actions toward him. How do siblings treat each other in your home?
- What do you think parents can do to help kids who already live in a home when a new child moves in?
- Would you defend your adopted brother or sister if they were in danger?
- Were there any lessons you learned from this book?