This is a story about a mouse and a duck who get swallowed by a wolf.Early one morning a mouse met a wolfand was quickly gobbled up. When a woeful mouse is swallowed 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 in there, with delicious food and elegant table settings, courtesy of the wolf’s unchecked gluttony. And there’s something even b...
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- Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.comOne day a wolf found a mouse and gobbled him up. When the mouse reached the wolf’s stomach, he discovered that he wasn’t alone, there was a duck asleep in bed.Duck was surprised to see Mouse, as much as Mouse was surprised to see Duck. It did not take the two long to become good friends. The two of them cooked together, ate wonderful meals together and had fun. However, all their fun made the wol...
- Wonderfully bizarre and delightfully surreal. As a very young tot, I probably would have been freaked out by the theme of the wolf gobbling everyone up, but as an adult I got the whacked-out sense of humor. Older kids who can understand it (and their parents) will get a kick out of this one.
- Hilarious! Mac and Jon at their best! This will make for a laugh out loud read aloud!
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- The story of a pesky wolf who ate a duck and then a mouse (and lived to regret it!). Fret not though, the duck and the mouse live a lovely life inside the wolf, partying and eating plenty. But this makes the wolf feel quite poorly - all of the ruckus in there is far too much excitement for the gentle wolf and his tummy. There's also a poacher after the wolf, and the duck and mouse might just show the hand of kindness that the wolf could not befor...
- The sense of humor is spot on here but there is also a serious note to the narrative. Like the hint at the "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly" story and to the folktale explanation for why wolves howl that is part of the ending. The illustrations are top notch. One of my favorites is Duck and Mouse saving the day. An interesting look at being brave when needed but also hiding out as a way of finding peace. I think this one could lead to i...
- I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance reader copy of this book, and it lived up to my high expectations for a Barnett/Klassen collaboration. Delightful characters, an unexpected adventure, and a fun twist at the end! This will be a great storytime book for kindergarten to grade two, or even three.
- This was as good as everyone said it would be. It's a completely absurd premise that only Mac Barnett can come up with paired with Jon Klassen's signature style. Guaranteed to be a storytime favorite!
- Delightful. Laugh out loud funny. A new favorite. [I haven't even read it to the kids yet.]"I may have been swallowed, but I have no intention of being eaten."
- Just love Jon Klassen!
- Perfect pourqoui tale about why the wolf howls at the moon.
- Loved it!
- A new explanation for why wolves howl at the moon.
- Somehow I think this will appeal more to the adults reading it than to the kids. Plenty of sardonic humor.
- Pure, delightful and droll absurdity in this story that cleverly captures old-fashioned fable-like tone.
- Wonderful. Funny and wise and beautifully illustrated. Is there anything these two make that isn’t perfect? I love that Mac Barnett dedicated this one to Christian Robinson ❤ Wonderful. Funny and wise and beautifully illustrated. Is there anything these two make that isn’t perfect? I love that Mac Barnett dedicated this one to Christian Robinson ❤️
- Latest from my favorite picture book author. Great if you're teaching or learning about fables.
- It’s always pure fun and magic when Klaussen and Barnett pair up together. I think they feel it too!
- Klassen's illustrations alone make this a winner for me, but the story itself is delightfully odd. Not for everyone, but I enjoyed it!
- Adorable! I love when these two pair up to create a book! :-)
- So delightful! Has a feel of a classic tale, the illustrations are rich and have great texture, the plot is fantastic.
- I love this author and illustrator duo!
- Wonderfully delightful illustrations, as always!
- Ahhhh, more of that Mac Barnett/Jon Klassen sly wit in both written & illustrated form, this time in the form of a fable about why wolves howl at night.
- I love this story to pieces.A very silly take on why wolves howl...
- The team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen reimagine a classic pourquoi story to hilariously explain why wolves howl. Hint: It is because of all the dancing and dining going on in their stomachs.