Author(s): William Steig
Amos the mouse and Boris the whale are friends who have very little in common. Boris rescues Amos, who has set out to sail the seas - but might there be a time when Boris needs rescuing too? An award-winning fable and New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year from classic creator, William Steig.
There is no question that Steig's affectionately witty pictures and perfectly complementary narration make this a durable picture book friendship * Kirkus Reviews * A simple, matter-of-fact story about the friendship between a mouse and a whale. . . . Lovely watercolor pictures and a funny, well-written text which presents its plot coincidences in tongue-in-cheek manner fit together admirably in this faintly Aesopian tale * School Library Journal * The book is funny and earnest, pellucid and profound * New York Times Book Review *
William Steig (Author, Illustrator) William Steig (1907 - 2003) was a prolific American cartoonist, sculptor and, later in life, an author of popular children's literature. Most noted for the books Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, he also created the character Shrek, who inspired the popular movie series.