Early one morning, a mouse is gobbled up by a wolf. “Oh woe!” he cries. “Oh me!” He fears it is the end … until, that is, he meets a duck in the belly of the beast.
When a woeful mouse is swallowed up 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 inside the belly of the beast – there's delicious food, elegant table settings and, best of all, dancing. And there’s something more: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf! Life's not so bad, considering the alternatives...
With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen of Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, Extra Yarn and Triangle offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy.
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To celebrate the launch The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse, we have a delicious prize for you to tuck into. One winner will receive a copy of the book, a limited edition print, an apron and a John Lewis wooden mini-kitchen worth £60. Plus five runners-up will receive a copy of The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse and a limited edition print.
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Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen have made three books together: Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, which won a Caldecott Honor and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal; Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor, an E. B. White Read Aloud Award and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; and Triangle. Find Mac & Jon on Twitter as @macbarnett and @burstofbeaden.