Favorite Read Aloud Book: Pete's A Pizza by William Steig
William Steig: Love & Laughter to open at Norman Rockwell Museum, June 12, 2010
William Steig biography
William Steig was an American cartoonist, sculptor, and, in his later life, an illustrator and writer of children's books. Best known for the picture books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island, and Doctor De Soto, he was also the creator of Shrek!, which inspired the film series of the same name. He was the U.S. nominee for both of the biennial, international Hans Christian Andersen Awards, as a children's book illustrator in 1982 and a writer in 1988.