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

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By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
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Our story begins when a mouse is swallowed by a wolf. ‘“Oh woe!’ said the mouse. ‘Oh me!’ Here I am, caught in the belly of the beast. I fear this is the end.” But his fears are in vain for inside the wolf’s belly is a duck! His outlook on life is thus: “I may have been swallowed, but I have no intention of being eaten!”. Safe from predators, the two dance and dine on cheese and wine. But when the wolf is threatened by a hunter, will they brave the forest to defend their home? A wonderful read-aloud and a perfect allegory for making the best of a bad situation. 
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This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.

Early one morning a mouse met a wolf
and was quickly gobbled up.

When a woeful mouse is swallowed 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 in there, with delicious food and elegant table settings, courtesy of the wolf's unchecked gluttony. And there's something even better: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf In fact, life is pretty good, 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 offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy.

About the Author

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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780763677541
ISBN-10: 076367754X
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date: October 10th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English