New Yorker cartoonist and Caldecott Medal–winning author 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, who nonetheless finds true love in the form of the most stunningly ugly princess on the surface of the planet. Stanley Tucci reads the tale on the enclosed audio CD, both with and without page-turning cues.
"An original—and comical—reexamination of the reverse world of monsterdom."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)