The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

Book - 2017
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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 wolfand 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.
Publisher: London :, Walker Books,, 2017.
Branch Call Number: PICTURE BOOK
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,29 cm.
Alternative Title: Wolf, the duck and the mouse


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VaughanPLLily Nov 16, 2017

This story is so ridiculous and hilarious. Loved Jon Klassen's illustration.

coloradobuck Nov 04, 2017

quite imaginative. interesting take on making the most of the hand you've been dealt. not sure I like how the book ended, but would make for a great discussion with older kids about overcoming fears and facing the world.

forbesrachel Oct 25, 2017

From the fantastically funny minds of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen comes another deliciously dark picture book. One day a mouse is wandering the woods. Then it gets eaten by a wolf. This revelation is so different from conventional folktale wisdom, that it comes as a surprise, and yet it only gets better, for a duck resides in the wolf's stomach. When the mouse sees that the duck is living the high life, he decides to stay as well. They are fed, and they are safe there. However, when a hunter comes along, and their home is threatened, the pair makes some amusing choices. Klassen uses the same type of style that he did in Sam and Dave dig a hole ( and there are other comparisons that could be made storywise), there is the dark earthy tones inside the stomach, the lighter hued objects and characters popping out a top it, and more. The Wold, The Duck, and The Mouse is also an explanatory story of a sort, telling about why the wolf howls, but this addition is only meant to wrap things up, it is not the point of the book. The takeaway is that sometimes misfortune can be fortunate, you just never know.

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