The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse (HB)
|Author:||Mac Barnett; Jon Klassen|
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be eaten by a wolf? Apparently, it’s not that bad. On his morning walk a little mouse is gulped up by a wolf. But instead of finding darkness in his belly, the mouse meets a duck. And together they hilariously decide how perfect a stomach is for night feasts of cheese and wine, and spontaneous dance parties.
In fact, maybe it’s great to have been eaten.
Author and illustrator duo Mac Barnett (Triangle, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole) and Jon Klassen (I Want My Hat Back trilogy) have created another funny, and incredibly imaginative picture book with beautiful illustrations and great dialogue between the animals.
Adults will probably enjoy Klassen and Barnett’s humour as much as 3-5 year olds.
With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning creators of "Extra Yarn" and "Triangle" offer a story of cooperation and creative cuisine about a mouse and a duck who get swallowed by a wolf. Full color.
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. -- Booksniffer * WRD Magazie *
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 *
A hilarious and surreal story [...] A witty lesson in how to make the most of disaster. * The Herald *
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 *
Mac Barnett is the author of several picture books, including Chloe and the Lion and Guess Again!, which TIME Magazine named the no. 2 Picture Book of 2010. He also writes the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries. Mac is the founder of the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travellers, and serves on the board of 826LA, a not-for-profit writing and tutoring centre in LA. His collaborations with Jon Klassen, Extra Yarn and Sam & Dave Dig a Hole, have both won the Caldecott Honor. He lives in California, USA.
Jon Klassen has created illustrations for popular series The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place and served as an illustrator on the animated feature film Coraline. His illustrations for Caroline Stutson's Cats Night Out won the Governor General Award in 2010. I Want My Hat Back is the first book he has both written and illustrated. Originally from Niagara Falls, Canada, he lives in Los Angeles, USA.