- ISBN 9780312384494 / 0312384491
- Title Shrek!
- Author William Steig
- Category General Fiction (children's/ya)
- Format Paperback
- Year 2008
- Pages 32
- Publisher Square Fish
- Language English
- Dimensions 214mm x 3mm x 252mm
For parents, teachers, and librarians who like to read to their children the real versions of fairy tales (and there are many still buying CINDERELLA and SNOW WHITE by the Brothers Grimm) they must have William Steig's SHREK!
Before Shrek made it big on the solver screen, there was William Steig’s “SHREK ,” a book about an ordinary ogre who leaves his swampy childhood home to go out and see the world. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.
"[An] engrossing and satisfying tale.“-Publishers Weekly ”Sure to enchant any child lucky enough to read it . . . Such an ingratiating, cheery book that no one will be able to resist it."-The Washington Post Book World
William Steig's drawings appeared regularly in “ The New Yorker” since 1930. He also wrote and illustrated books for children, most recently his memoir, “When Everybody Wore a Hat”. His other books include “ Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, ” winner of the Caldecott Medal; “ The Amazing Bone, ” a Caldecott Honor Book; and “ Abel's Island” and “ Doctor De Soto, ” both Newbery Honor Books; “ Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa”; “Pete's A Pizza”; and “Zeke Pippin”.