WIN! A Pre-Release Copy of the NEW Klassen and Barnett Book


As a teeny tiny thank you for the enormous outpouring of support we have received these last few weeks, I have one giveaway starting this Monday, and one starting next Monday – and they are both FAB and thanks to Walker Books Australia. Megan

Jon Klassen (illustrator) and Mac Barnett (author) have a huge following in Australia, so fans of their work will be uber excited to hear about their latest collaboration…and a most excellent GIVEAWAY!

Klassen and Barnett are well-known for their Hat books and for their Shapes trilogy which kicked off in Feb this year with ‘Triangle’ (‘Square’ is out later this year, followed by ‘Circle’ early next year). With multiple New York Times bestsellers between them and multiple awards, Barnett and Klassen have become one of the most dynamic duos in children’s literature.

They have a new picture book, out in November, called ‘The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse‘. YAY! In this unparalleled new literary comedy, a woeful mouse is swallowed by a wolf and quickly learns he is not alone. A duck has already set up a lovely little home, rife with delicious food and elegant table settings, courtesy of the wolf’s unchecked gluttony. This charming story offers the signature wit and whimsy that readers of all ages have come to expect from Barnett and Klassen. See below the official book trailer for new picture book, out in October, called ‘The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse‘.

To celebrate ‘The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse’, Walker Books Australia is offering five lucky Children’s Books Daily readers the chance to win FIRST copies of Jon Klassen and Mac Barnett’s, ‘The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse’. The book is out in November, but you’ll receive the book weeks ahead, before anyone else!

To enter, simply answer the question, If you could dine with any animal, which animal would it be, and why? 

Leave your answer as a comment below or on Facebook on Instagram. Entries close midnight, Monday 24th July 2017. 

The Fine Print

I have received nothing in return for hosting this giveaway. My aim is just to share the literary love and to thank all you readers who have joined me here at Children’s Books Daily.

How to enter

‘The Klasson and Barnett’ giveaway commences at 9pm (AEDT) on 17 July 2017, and ends at midnight (AEDT) on 24th July 2017.

Entrants are required to leave a comment on this blog post OR on the Facebook post associated with the giveaway OR the Instagram post associated with the post.

Terms and Conditions

Entry is open to residents of Australia only and persons entering must be over 18 years of age.

Entry is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining a winner.

Winners will be chosen by CBD editors from all eligible entries received.

Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be contacted via comment function on the blog entry or Facebook status update or Instagram

If a winner is unable to be contacted or does not claim their Prize within 14 days the prize will be forfeited.

In the event of forfeiture a further draw will be conducted within 14 days and a new winner will be selected.


The Prize will be sent to the winner’s address.

Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.

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  1. I would dine with an Owl. They seem “other worldly” and I’d like the scoop on that. I draw the line on serving rats for dinner though. Sorry.

  2. ‘The Wolf, The Duck and The Mouse’ sounds hilarious.
    I would choose to dine with a grizzly bear beacuse we could eat the same thing, salmon! YUM. Dining with a panda would be less fun as bamboo does not look very appetising, too much chewing and digesting involved.

  3. A llama. I feel like a llama would be a very entertaining dinner guest, with a real sense of humour. He or she would be happy to play board games after our meal, and would be competitive but not a sore loser.

    As a side note, I would love to see Jon Klassen’s interpretation of a llama!

  4. I would love to dine with a Tasmanian Tiger. Much of my childhood was spent desperately trying to spot one in the bush behind my home in Hobart. The chance to discover where it has been hiding is too good to pass up.

  5. I would like to dine with the very shy echidna. We could then discuss the benefits and disadvantages of sticking one’s nose/head in the sand while trying to avoid difficult situations 🙂

  6. The best dinner guest would have to be one of Jackie French’s wombats. Imagine the stories they could tell and the wise words they’d share. Their vegetarian dining style is quite on trend and could leave a legacy of learning for other guests in my family who would be there too!

  7. Well I would of course have to dine with a Wolf, a Duck and a Mouse. We would have a philasophical discussion on acceptance and embracing those that come from different cultures and parts of the world. We would discuss how we can integrate with each other & truly live ‘with a fox’. We would discuss the concept that we perceive the fox would be ‘top dog’ of this integrated society but maybe it is the Mouse or even the Duck that would in fact be a better leader. 🦊🦆🐭

  8. I would most certainly dine with a big, furry, stripey tiger. I care not that there would be no food left for supper for I merely wish to feast my eyes on this magnificent animal.

  9. I have to say, it would have to be an Aardvark, they fascinate me. I think they are beautiful inquisitive creatures.

  10. My son says a shark, he is absolutely fascinated with them and is always learning more about them and if he had a meal with one he wouldn’t stop asking questions!

  11. A spotted hyena for sure. I love that they’re a bit dog-like, a bit cat-like, respect their women and love to have a good cackle.

  12. I fancy a feast with a quokka. We’d talk about their relationship with the First People of Australia. We’d chat about the Dutch, and the English and other visitors to the home of the quokka. And we’d talk about their smiles, and quokkas’ trust in Australians and tourists – even though that trust is sometimes abused. And after dessert, I’d pose for a selfie with the quokka… for the quokka to take home and show their family.

  13. To wolf your food
    is very rude
    it’s true, but I must add
    that Duck and Mouse
    in their new house
    may think it’s not so bad.

    Butter cheese and bread is might fine –
    if you are in one piece, to dine!

    I’d dine with the wolf, since it seems to open up new opportunities … and friendships. And I can’t wait to sneak a peek inside this wolf… errr… BOOK!

  14. I’d dine with a bee. Bees are always such busy and intent little things. I imagine it’d be nice to insist a bee and I take a break and enjoy each others’ narratives and life lessons.

  15. I would enjoy dinning with a bee 🐝 Bees are such busy and intent little creatures. I imagine it’d be nice insisting a bee and I stop and exchange narratives and life lessons over a nice meal 😊


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