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
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.
'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”.