When the Bunny family find a baby wolf outside their house, Mama and Papa immediately fall in love with him, but their daughter Dot does not; she’s heard enough stories about wolves to know that it is more than likely that this new arrival will eat them all up one day. However her parents won’t listen to her protests, or those of her friends when they come to play. Dot has to put up with her new brother following her around wherever she goes. Meanwhile Wolfie is busy eating all the carrots in the house and getting bigger and bigger. Even though he hasn’t shown any signs of switching from eating carrots to eating people Dot doesn’t completely trust him and keeps a close eye on him. Then one day Wolfie is in danger and only Dot can save him. Dot discovers she has grown to care for her rather unusual brother more than she realised and that he is devoted to her too.
A charming, humorous and satisfying story which confounds expectations in the twist at the end. The story provides an interesting take on older sibling jealousy at the arrival of a new baby leading to growing love and loyalty. The illustrations are striking and appealing and the overall book and text design very attractive. A highly engaging picturebook which adults and children will enjoy sharing.