Meet your new favorite picture book. I have owned my copy of Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman and Zachariah OHora for approximately one year, and in that time, my toddler has requested that we read this book 50,000 times. He loves it!
The Bunny family finds a surprise on their doorstep - a baby wolf tucked snugly into a basket. Woflie becomes a part of the Bunny family, and Mr. and Mrs. Bunny love him like one of their own. But Dot, their daughter, isn't so convinced given the fact that grown wolves tend to think bunnies are lunch rather than family. In the end, Dot finds that Wolfie may be different but he is still her brother in his heart.
This book is perfect for preschool readers. It has the simple sentence structure that toddlers enjoy and vivid illustrations that they love. It has wonderful humor that had both of us chuckling. There is also a great theme of acceptance of differences and diversity. Dot learns that even though Wolfie is so different from her, he is still her brother. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and sharing the same gene pool doesn't define who we consider our family.
recommended age: 3-7
Story Time Conversations:
- What makes Wolfie and Dot different? What makes them the same?
- Dot is afraid of Wolfie because he is different from her (and she is afraid that he will eat her all up!). What happens that changes Dot's mind about her new brother?
- If you have a sibling, how are you alike and different from your sibling?