The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

The Wolf, the Duck & the Mouse

Book - 2017
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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
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Klassen, Jon - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Wolf, the duck, and the mouse


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Dec 18, 2020

Favorite for the whole family. I am positive we have read this book over 20 times since checking it out. My 3 yo loves it.

May 16, 2018

Loved the illustrations - a good book to talk about making the most of a not so great situation.

pswright Feb 09, 2018

This book is cutting edge and retro at the same time. I'm not sure how that's possible, but it's true! Follow mouse and duck on a very strange adventure in the belly of wolf. As duck says, he may have been swallowed but at least he won't be eaten. Rollicking good fun by Barnett and Klassen!

bookgirlatDCL Feb 09, 2018

Such a clever and interesting take on making the best of a bad situation. Made me laugh out loud.

VaughanPLDonnalee Dec 29, 2017

If you like picture books that are a bit twisted and dark, you may love this one. It is certainly unique and not predictable! The whimsical illustrations perfectly match this quirky tale. This somewhat macabre book may not appeal to all children, but children and adults who like unconventional stories may like it a lot.

Dec 05, 2017

Lesson: Once you've EMBRACED the worst that life can throw at you and made the best of your options, your fears take a second-place seat. Pity the person who has never been "knocked off their feet." This is a charming children's book that ALL people would benefit from reading. The lesson I started with is not verbalized, per se;
it is my take-away from reading Barnett's book. I also loved the ending of why the wolf howls. :^)

JCLStefanieE Nov 27, 2017

Absolutely delightful! A great story to share with older preschoolers who don't mind someone getting eaten. I laughed out loud often and am in awe of this outlandish treat.

nmaryann Nov 27, 2017

A dark, clever, and comical fable. My favourite Barnett and Klassen collaboration to date!

Laura_X Nov 27, 2017

Adult "me" loved this deliciously bizarre story - and child "me" gobbled it up!

VaughanPLLily Nov 16, 2017

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

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Dec 18, 2020

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