Oh no! The mouse was eaten by the wolf! But what happens when that mouse encounters someone else living inside? With their signature wit and imagination, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen hilariously turn the classic fairy tale inside out — or make that right-side in! Recommended By Gigi L., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
This is a story about a duck and mouse who get swallowed by a wolf, and then decide to live in his belly.
Early one morning a mouse met a wolf
and 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 better: no more fear of being eaten
by a wolf! In fact, life is pretty good, until a hunter shows up...
With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the
award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen offer a tale of cooperation
and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy.
"Reminiscent of classic animal fables, with this winning team’s signature humor and charm, this is a first purchase for any picture book collection." School Library Journal (Starred Review)
"This original pourquoi tale will make a fantastic choice for storytimes, as kids will want to dance along with the duck and mouse — when they’re not rolling in the aisles, of course." Booklist (Starred Review)
"The story’s timeless, fable-like feel is bolstered by its traditional cast and old-fashioned fairy-tale language....A rare treasure of a story, the kind that seems to have been around forever." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
About the Author
Mac Barnett is the author of three books illustrated by Jon Klassen: Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Award; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, which won a Caldecott Honor and an E. B. White Award; and Triangle. With Jory John, he is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling series The Terrible Two. Mac Barnett lives in California.
Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He also illustrated two Caldecott Honor Books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, as well as Triangle, all written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.