The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse - Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen

Staff Pick

Our story opens as a mouse is “quickly gobbled up” by a wolf and travels to the carnivore’s stomach. There, the hapless rodent meets a duck, comfy-at-home—complete with bed, kitchen, and a dining table. The duck extols the benefits of living “inside,” and the mouse asks to stay. They dance to celebrate, resulting in a chain reaction—both inside and outside the wolf. And at the end of this unlikely story of The Wolf, the Duck, & the Mouse (Candlewick, $17.99), you’ll find out “why the wolf howls at the moon.” Mac Barnett mixes contemporary and old-fashioned dialogue (“oh woe, oh death”) in a whimsical, modern-day Just So Story. Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen (This Is Not My Hat) uses brownish brushstrokes, thick pencil lines, and his characteristic genius at depicting animals both delighted and deadpan to bring our three heroes to life. Ages 5-9.


The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763677541
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Published: Candlewick - October 10th, 2017