I have to be honest with you, after Mac Barnett's visit, I decided that perhaps residing in the belly of a wolf may be more of a vocation than I had given it credit for (& yes, you did just read that correctly).
He makes it sound just delightful (....& just quietly, much more the languid pace many of us could use at this point in the year).
In his newest publication The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse, award winning author Barnett, tells the story of the somewhat luxurious existence of a mouse & a duck, in the belly of a wolf. It's true, I swear - the luxurious part that is: they enjoy decadent meals. And wine. And the piece de resistance? Decadent beeswax candles - I can almost taste the ambience (still doubting my envy?)!
Until that is, a huntsman comes along with the potential to literally tear apart their unruffled existence.
Now, I won't give away the ending for you - I never do (spoiler alerts are just so main media these days), but I will say The Wolf, The Duck & The Mouse is well worth the read not only for it's traces of fable tradition layered with Barnett's distinctively dry & contemporary humor, but also for the harmonious aesthetic characteristically provided by Jon Klassen.
You may already be familiar with some of the distinguished tales of these two for example - Extra Yarn (a Caldecott Honor & Boston Globe-Horn Book) & Sam and Dave Dig a Hole (Caldecott Honor & E.B. White Award), so be sure to keep an eye out for this latest paragon at the RUSD Book Fair or library shelf.
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