The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who realises Wolfie is going to 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, will his big sister Dot save the day?


Ame Dyckman (Author)
Ame Dyckman always eats her carrots. (Especially her carrot cake.) She's the award-winning author of Boy + Bot and Tea Party Rules, and loves writing for children so she doesn't have to grow up. Ame lives in New Jersey with her family, pets, and hair-bow collection.

Zachariah OHora (Illustrator)
Zachariah OHora is an illustrator and author of a number of children's books. His debut, Stop Snoring, Bernard!, received the Society of Illustrators Founder's Award and was the Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child selection for 2012. His book No Fits, Nilson! was the Huffington Post Best Picture Book of the Year for 2013. He lives and works in Narberth, Pennsylvania. See more of his work at


In the glorious tradition of Not Now, Bernard by David McKee, Dot’s thwarted attempts to be heard by her parents are very funny, and her fierce and brave transformation in the face of imminent danger will have even the youngest readers shouting out in glee.

Daily Mail

An amusing tale of sibling rivalry with stylish, retro illustrations.

Daily Express

This book approaches sibling rivalry in an original and amusing way

The Bookseller, Bookseller's Choice

Very entertaining… This book perfectly captures a sibling’s agitation at a new arrival.

The Bookseller, Bookseller's Choice

OHora’s acrylic paintings are the heart of this tale. They clearly show everyone’s feelings from fear to sadness to joy to anger to love and everything in between, and there are brilliant bits of humor and whimsy added to the mix. VERDICT: A great book for one-on-one sharing that’s also sure to be a storytime hit.

School Library Journal, starred review

Interspecies adoption puts a fresh spin on the new-baby theme… A treat of a picture book.

The Horn Book, starred review

This quirky story will have everyone laughing.


A crowd-pleaser for crowds big and small.

Booklist, starred review

The first fresh twist on new-baby angst I’ve seen in years… The text is pitch perfect, and the art is its match.

Chicago Tribune

A very funny yarn

Guardian, The Best New Children's Books

This book is an absolute delight to read… beautiful and imaginative


An excellent way to address any concerns your toddler might have if there is a new baby on the scene.

The School Librarian

A wonderful warm-hearted story about trust and love

Nursery World

An instant classic. Grown-ups and children alike will find the feisty Dot irresistible.

Inis, Children's Books Ireland

This is the perfect story to provide the opportunity for children to talk about and express feelings around sibling rivalry.

Early Years Educator

An identity crisis tale with a difference, told with bold illustrations

Bath Life

A witty, trendy tale of accepting a new sibling, with a clever take on adoption, this is a real fun and satisfying read for both adults and children.

Library Mice

A brilliant story about sibling rivalry, what happens when you mistake someone for something they’re not and being brave.

Blabbering About Books blog

Beautifully subtle, unbearably stylish and full of fun!

The Book Sniffer

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