The One and Only Shrek

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Genre: Audiobook
Running Time: Not stated
Original Release: April 03, 2007

Marking the 100th birthday of award-winning author and Illustrator William Steig comes the must-have deluxe omnibus of his picture book classics featuring everyone’s favorite ogre! This volume containing 256 green foil tipped pages of hilarious and heart-warming stories is a must-have for any child’s library. The One and Only Shrek! features six classic William Steig picture books including Shrek!, The Amazing Bone, Brave Irene, Spinky Sulks, Caleb and Kate and Dr. De Soto. The One and Only Shrek! is available on an unabridged CD from Audio Renaissance featuring the voices of Academy Award Winner, Meryl Streep and acclaimed film actor, Stanley Tucci. Their vocal talents earned them a 2008 Grammy Award nomination in the category of Best Spoken Word Album for Children.
About the Author
William Steig (1907–2003) was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular children's literature. Most notable for creating Shrek, which turned into the popular movie series. When his family became caught in financial problems during the Great Depression, he began drawing cartoons as a freelance artist, and sold his first cartoon to the New Yorker in 1930. He soon became quite successful and - over the coming decades - he would publish over 1600 cartoons in the magazine, including 117 of its covers, leading Newsweek to dub him the "King of Cartoons." In his 60s, he decided to try his hand at another artistic endeavor, and in 1968 wrote his first children's book. He excelled here as well, and his third book, Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (1970), won the prestigious Caldecott Medal. He went on to write more than thirty children's books, including famously the Doctor De Soto series, continuing to write into his 90s. Among his other well-known works, the picture book Shrek! (1990) formed the basis for the Dreamworks Animation film Shrek.