When Mr. and Mrs. Deer find a little antlered bundle on the doorstep, Mrs. Deer thinks their wish for a baby has come true; Mr. Deer thinks that the baby is very, very peculiar. It won’t stop roaring, so they ask advice from friends and family, who in turn send them off to fetch what they think the baby needs. But each time Mr. and Mrs. Deer return home from an errand, someone is missing and the baby is still roaring. It takes wise old Granny Bear to spot the problem. The baby’s not a baby - it’s a little monster! A very hungry monster at that. . . .
Children will absolutely delight in the silliness of this book. The illustrations are colorful, engaging, and quite funny... A great read-aloud or lap read, this one will have older children checking to see if their younger siblings are what they seem. —School Library Journal
Part of the charm of this mischievous story from Puttock is that readers know more than the main characters, a childless deer couple that don’t know how to deal with the baby they find on their doorstep. . . Shireen is a smart choice to illustrate, given the similarly wicked humor that propelled her GOOD LITTLE WOLF (2011); her mixed-media art plays up both the baby’s maniacal tendencies and the other animals’ cluelessness. . .The repetitive structure and subversive humor should make this a storytime favorite. —Publishers Weekly