The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse (Paperback)
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The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse (Paperback)

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Paperback 40 Pages
Published: 04/10/2018
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Waterstones Says

Masters of the skewed and surreal, Barnett and Klassen offer up another deliciously off-kilter lesson in the rules of the forest. When they both get devoured by a ravenous wolf, a mouse and a duck decide to make the best of the situation and set up home in the beast’s stomach. A surreal delight.

Shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2019

They may have been swallowed, but they have no intention of being eaten...

When a woeful mouse is swallowed up by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs, and, boy, has that duck got it figured out! Turns out it's pretty nice inside the belly of the beast - there's delicious food, elegant table settings and, best of all, dancing. And there's something more: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf! Life's not so bad, considering the alternatives. That is, until a hunter shows up...

With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen, of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Extra Yarn and Triangle, offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406379761
Number of pages: 40
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 280 x 217 x 3 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A hilarious and surreal story […] A witty lesson in how to make the most of disaster. - The Herald

Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett are a match made in picturebook heaven. […] it brilliantly champions the idea of the underdog […] A treat for adults and children alike. - The Irish Times

As ever, Barnett and Klassen amusingly provoke readers to question apparent truths. - Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading Pick of the Month

A deliciously dark and completely absurd story […] Told with devilish wit and illustrated with fearsome prowess this is contemporary fable telling at its very best. - WRD magazine

“The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen is a subversive delight. […] The earthy darkness of the wolf’s interior contrasts with soft shades of moonlit forest in this unexpected, hilarious collaboration.” - The Guardian

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Hardback

“This is a story about a mouse and a duck who get swallowed by a wolf...”

...sounds simple enough but it isn't!
I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance reader copy of this book and to win a prize bundle which myself and a younger cousin have been very happy about!
The book... More

Hardback edition
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“Different and Beautiful”

This is a very lovely book, about a duck and a mouse who are eaten by a wolf. It feels both modern and classic, and this is an absolute treat for little book lovers. (I was slightly worried that my daughter could be... More

Hardback edition
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Whispering Stories

“The book is a wonderful read, and will have children enthralled in the three animal’s adventure”

One day a wolf found a mouse and gobbled him up. When the mouse reached the wolf’s stomach, he discovered that he wasn’t alone, there was a duck asleep in bed.

Duck was surprised to see Mouse, as much as Mouse was... More

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