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The wolf, the duck & the mouse / written by Mac Barnett ; illustrated by Jon Klassen.

Barnett, Mac, author. (Author). Klassen, Jon, illustrator. (Added Author).
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  • 5 of 5 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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  • ISBN: 9780763677541
  • ISBN: 076367754X
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: When a mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he learns that a duck devoured earlier has set up a table to enjoy the food the gluttonous predator eats.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2017 September #2
    *Starred Review* Gobbled up by a passing wolf, a woodland mouse bemoans his fate—that is, until his wailing awakens the stomach's resident duck, cozily tucked in a bed. The duck then invites the mouse to a candlelit breakfast of toast and jam, laid out on a tastefully set table. Kids will already be giggling over the stomach's unexpected amenities ("You'd be surprised what you find inside of a wolf," says the duck), as the mouse marvels at his new surroundings. The pair have an excellent day together, cooking and talking, and when the duck points out the advantageous lack of predators in the wolf's belly, the mouse concedes that this life is pretty good. But when their impromptu dance party gives the wolf a painful stomachache, his moans attract a nearby hunter. Sensing trouble, the duck and mouse sally forth to protect their home in spectacularly hysterical fashion. Barnett and Klassen's collaborations are always good for a laugh, and this one banks heavily on absurdity, to great effect. Klassen's mixed-media artwork transforms the wolf's interior into a delightfully domestic scene, and Barnett's writing is peppered with amusing details. This original pourquoi tale will make a fantastic choice for storytimes, as kids will want to dance along with the duck and mouse—when they're not rolling in the aisles, of course. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Beloved, acclaimed, and best-selling—anything by this duo is going to go fast. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mac Barnett is the author of three books illustrated by Jon Klassen: Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, which won a Caldecott Honor and an E. B. White Award; and Triangle. With Jory John, he is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling series The Terrible Two. Mac Barnett lives in California.

Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He also illustrated two Caldecott Honor Books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, as well as Triangle, all written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.

Subject: Humorous stories.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Animals > Wolves & Coyotes.
JUVENILE FICTION > Humorous Stories.
JUVENILE FICTION > Legends, Myths, Fables.
Humorous stories.
Genre: Picture books.
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