Surprises from the author of Shrek

13/01/2011

This week, library classes looked at several books by William Steig, the author of the original Shrek story.  IST Elementary library has many William Steig books including Shrek, Brave Irene, Doctor De Soto, Amos and Boris and CDB! We were particularly fascinated with the language in CDB! and this was written long before text messaging and mobile phones.  Doctor De Soto is such a clever dentist-mouse that he can outfox a fox and Brave Irene shows such determination against the wind.  Amos the mouse and Boris the whale are both mammals but, although they are such good friends, can’t live in the same place.  We now have such admiration for the brilliance and diversity of William Steig’s stories.