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.
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".
"[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