What did I think? I absolutely loved the illustrations, drawing, and color tones. The eyes of the wolf were a bit off for me and not exactly what I would picture them as being. It's always difficult to ...more
Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com
One 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 wolf sick, which in turn made him unable to run away from ...more
The illustrations remind me of marker coloring. They are vivid ...more
And so begins this surreally amusing adventure from author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen, who have collaborated before on such titles as Extra Yarn and Sam and Dave Dig a Hole . Although I appreciated the humor in Barnett's ...more
The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse combines Barnett’s signature ...more
First, the summary on the front flap makes you feel like the author is mocking the use of a front flap, but it makes you smile right from the start.
The illustrations aren't quite my thing but it still works! It works well!
There in the beginning when you make the connection that there are so many things to find in a wolves stomach Because he's eaten them- and therefore the duck and mouse are eating things that have already been eaten...that's disturbing.
But then, the duck and the ...more
The dry humor, unexpected bliss in a belly, and signature Klassen color palette offer a tasty platter of ...more
Quirky, clever, and darkly humorous, this tale isn't for everyone--but fans of Jon Klassen's "Hat" trilogy will be pleased. Fittingly, Klassen complements this story with his stark illustrations in a palette predominated by gray, olive green, and brown.
What happens when a Wolf eats a tiny little mouse? Well, a house party! Yes, really. I totally hadn't expected THAT when it happened on the third/fourth page. Our tiny mouse, freshly eaten and now in the stomach of a wolf finds himself in the home of someone else. I was just in stitches seeing the duck, in his bed, looking all angry at someone who disturbed him.
Which btw, makes me wonder how many critters does the wolf eat up, or is the ...more
Premise/plot: Is that how you were expecting the story to open? Are you at all surprised that almost *all* of the book is set IN the wolf's stomach? The main characters are a MOUSE and a DUCK. These two meet--in the wolf's stomach--and both come to share the same opinion: THIS IS THE GOOD LIFE. Life on the INSIDE is much better than life on the OUTSIDE. On the inside, there are no worries, no fears. Just a lot ...more
One night, a hunter shoots at the wolf. Oh, no! Their home is being attacked! When the wolf's legs get caught in tree roots, Duck and Mouse gallantly arm ...more
I knew about the first plot twist, but would not have guessed at the rest. While reading the book, the characters' motivations and ideas were pretty easy to follow or guess, but to just say what happens would make it sound crazy, so you'll just have to read the...more