In 1990, New Yorker cartoonist and Caldecott Medal winner William Steig created the green-skinned ogre that inspired four animated films and numerous specials. Shrek appears in all his, er, glory in this book for readers 4 to 8, comically drawn as a bad-tempered, foul-smelling, fire-breathing ogre. He nonetheless finds true love in the form of the most stunningly ugly princess on the surface of the planet: "And they lived horribly ever after, scaring the socks off all who fell afoul of them."
"An original—and comical—reexamination of the reverse world of monsterdom."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)