The One and Only Wolfgang

From pet rescue to one big happy family

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

On Sale: 2019-09-03

Price: $17.99

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

Do you consider your pets family? Do you enjoy reading about loveable animals? Instagram sensation Steve Greig and New York Times bestselling author Mary Rand Hess share Greig’s real-life family of senior dogs, chickens, rabbits, and a pig named Bikini in his first children’s book that showcases the importance of family. 

In The One and Only Wolfgang, readers will meet Greig’s beloved animal family. 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. Families will enjoy the unique, whimsical art from Nadja Sarell combined with comical photographs of the Wolfgang.

  • Perfect for children, ages 4-8

  • Kids will love reading about the loveable animals featured on Steve Greig’s Instagram, @Wolfgang2242 - over 900k followers

  • Children will learn about love, friendship and family


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