William Steig drew over 2,600 cartoons and 117 covers for the The New Yorker during his nearly fifty-year career. His children's books include the Caldecott Medal-winning Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and Shrek!, the basis for the animated film series.
"A gorgeously coloured picture book, full of monsters, mayhem and a take-it-or-leave-it message...about the redeeming power of Nature. - Newsday Not since Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" has there been such a glorious nightmare of a book. - People"