Wednesday 8 February 2017

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse to publish this October!

This week we’re super excited to announce that we’ll be publishing a brand new beautiful picture book by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen this autumn!  The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse is an unparalleled new comedy about a woeful mouse who is swallowed by a wolf and quickly learns he is not alone. A duck has already set up a lovely little home, rife with delicious food and elegant table settings, courtesy of the wolf’s unchecked gluttony. This charming story offers the signature wit and whimsy that readers of all ages have come to expect from Barnett and Klassen. 

Liz Bicknell, executive editorial director and associate publisher of our sister company Candlewick Press, says, “We all know about Jonah and the whale and the old woman who swallowed a fly, but here comes a fresh offering in the pantheon of ‘swallowed but doing just fine’ stories: a simple delectable feast, perfect for storytime.”

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse will release globally the week of October 9. Watch this space!

Meet Mac Barnett
Mac Barnett is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which received a Caldecott Honor, the E. B. White Read-Aloud Award, and an Irma S. and James H. Black Award and was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. He is also the author of Triangle, the first in the shapes trilogy, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which will debut in March 2017. He writes the Terrible Two series with Jory John and the Brixton Brothers series of mysteries, and is the author of President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, and the Caldecott Honor-winning Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen. Mac Barnett lives in California. Check out other books by Mac Barnett here.

Meet Jon Klassen
Jon Klassen is the creator of the much-acclaimed hat trilogy, which includes the #1 New York Times bestseller I Want My Hat Back, the Caldecott Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal winner This Is Not My Hat, and the best-selling conclusion We Found a Hat. He is also the illustrator of two Caldecott Honor books, Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, both written by Mac Barnett, as well as the New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year  House Held Up by Trees, written by Ted Kooser. Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Jon Klassen now lives in Los Angeles. Check out other books by Jon Klassen here.