The One and Only Wolfgang

by Steve Greig, Mary Rand Hess, Nadja Sarell, Jodi Picoult

On Sale: 2019-09-03

Price: $17.99

Format: Hardcover

Book Summary

From Instagram sensation Steve Greig and New York Times bestselling author Mary Rand Hess comes The One and Only Wolfgang. This humorous, heartwarming story about Greig’s real-life menagerie of senior rescue animals affirms that, in a family, everyone belongs.

About the Book

From Instagram sensation Steve Greig and New York Times bestselling author Mary Rand Hess comes this humorous, heartwarming story about Greig’s real-life menagerie of senior rescue animals that affirms, in a family, everyone belongs.

What makes a family? Is it sharing favorite foods, cuddling up for snuggle time, loving each other no matter what you look like in the morning?

For Steve Greig’s oddly wonderful, real-life family of senior dogs, chickens, rabbits, and a pig named Bikini, family is all those things and then some! And this lovable bunch is now starring in their very first children’s book that showcases the importance of family.

Meet the Wolfgang, a loveable bunch of animals belonging to Steve and each other. Greig looked for the most “unadoptable” animals and gave them a home … his home! Strange and unique, The One and Only Wolfgang will remind readers that no matter how old or how odd, everyone has a place where they belong.

The One and Only Wolfgang:

  • Is written by Instagram sensation Steve Greig, Wolfgang2242, with close to 800,000 fans and growing
  • Is co-authored with New York Times bestselling author Mary Rand Hess
  • Features unique, whimsical art from Nadja Sarell combined with comical photographs of the Wolfgang
  • Like Steve Greig’s Wolfgang2242 Instagram account, features themes of love, friendship, and family

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Reviews

Wolfgang is an all-animal family first popularized on Greig's Instagram. The meaning of family is important to 12 animals who became one family through adoption. In order to fully acquaint readers with the members of this family, individual portraits of each animal and an amusing fact are presented in a double-page gallery at the beginning of the book. Family members include nine dogs, one rabbit, one pig, and one chicken Each animal has a quirky side that is visible through the illustrations, which digitally collage photographs of the animals onto cartoon backgrounds. It is obvious to readers that there is much love and acceptance in this book despite all of their differences. Readers see them milling around the kitchen together, making a bubbly mess while bathing, and engaging in movie night. Throughout the book, various ages, sizes, and abilities are depicted to represent a diverse family; graying muzzles indicate that several are of advanced years. All of the members of this family are loved, whether it is the old cocker that trips all of the other dogs, the big pig who eats all of the food, the deaf dog, or the blind dog. More a description of their imagined living circumstances than a story, the busy, amusing scenarios will endear these characters to readers. Jodi Picoult provides an afterword. A memorable and entertaining celebration of adoption. (Picture book. 5-7)

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780310768234
  • ISBN 10: 0310768233
  • Imprint: Zonderkidz
  • On Sale: 2019-09-03
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: $17.99
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz
  • Publication Date: 2019-09-03
  • Trim Size: 286.000mm x 241.000mm x 10.000mm
  • Weight: 484.000gr
  • Category 1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Pets
  • Category 2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Adoption
  • Category 3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
  • Category 4 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship
  • Category 5 : NATURE / Dogs