The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

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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.
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts :, Candlewick Press,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780763677541
Branch Call Number: JE BAR
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Klassen, Jon - Illustrator
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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