The One and Only Shrek!

The One and Only Shrek Before Shrek made it big on the silver 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 Ordinarily that is if

  • Title: The One and Only Shrek!
  • Author: William Steig Eric Carle
  • ISBN: 9780312367138
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Before Shrek made it big on the silver 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 Ordinarily, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the surface of the planet is what you consider ordinary SHREK can be found in this colleBefore Shrek made it big on the silver 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 Ordinarily, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the surface of the planet is what you consider ordinary SHREK can be found in this collection of six modern picture book classics by Steig, along with stories concerning creatures ordinary and extraordinary from Irene, a brave and loving little girl who must battle a howling blizzard, to Spinky, a boy who is so completely annoyed by his family that he no longer has any use for the human race Gathered together for the first time, these entertaining stories will delight fans of Steig, both old and new.

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    1. July 2017 - I couldn't tell if Ben was actually paying attention the first time through, but I really enjoyed the stories I heard - a few I was already familiar with, and a few where I don't think I've read the picture book. Man, picture books used to be a lot longer! There's something really lovely about the long, detailed ones, especially for listening to. Then Ben started asking to listen to this at bedtime, instead of music, and he's listened to it several more times. A hit.

    2. 1983 Newbery Honor Book (for Doctor De Soto)This is a collection of some of Steig's most popular books. Shrek!This is the picture book that the movie was loosely based upon. Some of the characters are there like the donkey and the dragon and, of course, an ugly princess, but the movie definitely expanded upon the book in completely different ways.The Amazing BonePearl the pig finds a bone that talks and they go on an adventure together.Brave IreneIrene goes out into a snowstorm to deliver a dres [...]

    3. Reviewed by Jaglvr for Kids @ TeensReadTooMost people, if not everyone, knows the story of Shrek, thanks to the animated version that was widely successful. But the majority of people probably don't know that Shrek originated with William Steig. And what better way to learn the original story of Shrek than by listening to it on this unabridged recordingE ONE AND ONLY SHREK! is actually a compilation of six stories, the first and most famous being the one of Shrek. But have no fear; the other fiv [...]

    4. It's amazing the animators at Dream Works got a Blockbusting trilogy out of this short story which was written in 1990. I was glad to listen to more of Steig's work as well. Dr. DeSoto was written the year I was born (1982) and was about two little rodents (a dentist and his wife assistant) that outsmart a fox that tries to eat them after he fixes his rotten tooth. Brave Irene (1978?) was cute too- the Duchess must get her dress in time for the ball- but on her snowy trip to the castle the seams [...]

    5. I loved every story in this book except The Amazing Bone; given the world we live in, it was too creepy. It may have been a fun book in its day, but nowadays not so. When I saw Pearl locked in the room at fox's house too many creepy thoughts came to mind. Maybe I read the newspaper too often. I wouldn't read this to a child in the four to eight-year-old group.All the other stories were great, some fanciful, some touching, all good. I particularly liked The one and only Shrek!, and Doctor De Soto [...]

    6. We listened to this on a road trip. There are more stories, but the Shrek one is definitely the best! And what could be better than Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci as your narrators?!? I love you Meryl, but Stanley totally wins! :)

    7. I didn't like any of these stories. I read them all to my son but it was a chore. I thought they were all boring and just unimaginative. The pictures are why I gave it an extra star, they were better than the text.

    8. This was such a favorite that I went back to it and back to it. I would often wonder why the princess' parents did not like Shrek. But, there were many funny parts that made my 4/5 year old sensibility laugh and laugh.

    9. Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci read five stories by Steig. The narrator make the otherwise slow and not too thrilling stories stand out.Shrek stands out in terms of writing.

    10. Several short stories by William Steig including Shrek (much different than the movie), Dr. DeSoto and others.

    11. Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci read the fabulous William Steig's SHREK!, Brave Irene, Dr. DeSoto, The Amazing Bone, Spinky Sulks, and Caleb and Kate. An hour of pure joy.

    12. I enjoyed it. 6 little short stories and hard to believe that the Shrek movie came from the first one. A nice little diversion.

    13. This collection contains the following stories:Shrek!The Amazing BoneBrave IreneSpinky SulksDoctor DeSotoCaleb & Kate(See individual descriptions.)

    14. I loved the first story in here about Shrek. The others were excellent but not near as fun as Shrek. Overall a wonderful book for reading to the kids.

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