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October 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month October 2017
Award-winning duo, Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen are beloved for their trade mark dark humour in which nasty things happen and some unexpected results follow. Here, the Mouse is swallowed by the Wolf. But being swallowed by the Wolf turns out not to be such a bad thing after all. The Mouse finds the Duck is already comfortably at home in the Wolf’s stomach and soon the pair are happy improving their dark but cosy home – with the unwitting help of the Wolf. After all, as the Duck says, “I live well. I may have been swallowed, but I have no intention of being eaten.” As ever, Barnett and Klassen amusingly provoke readers to question apparent truths. ~ Julia Eccleshare
Julia Eccleshare's Picks of the Month for October 2017
A Skinful of Shadows by Frances Hardinge
The Wolf, the Duck and the Mouse by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen
Illegal by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
The Land of Neverendings by Kate Saunders
The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell
Pax by Sara Pennypacker and Jon Klassen
Egyptomania by Emma Giuliani and Carole Saturno
Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig
The Greatest Magician in the World by Matt Edmondson
Early one morning a mouse met a wolf and was quickly gobbled up... 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. That is, 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 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.
|Publication date:||12th October 2017|
|Publisher:||Walker Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks|
Mac Barnett is the author of several award-winning books for children, including President Taft Is Stuck in the Bath, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen, and Extra Yarn, illustrated by Jon Klassen, which won a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award and a Caldecott Honor. Mac Barnett lives in California, USA.More About Mac Barnett
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