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"Wolfie the Bunny" by Ame Dyckman

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Book: Wolfie the Bunny

Author: Ame Dyckman

Recommended by East Side Library Assistant Mary  

Start this tale with Mama and Papa Bunny and their little daughter Dot coming home to find a basket sitting in front of their door. This bundle turns out to be a baby wolf. Dot reacts in horror as her parents seem to ignore this and immediately fall in love with Wolfie and adopt him. The big question for readers will be if Dot’s parents will heed all her warnings that “He’s Going to Eat Us All Up!”

The story shows that a parent’s love is unconditional and we cannot judge someone by their appearance. The text is short and to the point, and yet captures all of Dot’s worries and frustration. “I’ve got my eye on you buster!" could apply to any older sibling reacting to a new brother or sister. The growth of Wolfie and Dot’s relationship is developed in a humorous series of pictures, and in the end, a touching sequence of events involving shopping for carrots and a bothersome, scary bully. A great read-a-loud for sharing!

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