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Abel's Island - Softcover
Steig, William

Abel's place in his familiar, mouse world has always been secure; he had an allowance from his mother, a comfortable home, and a lovely wife, Amanda. But one stormy August day, furious flood water carry him off and dump him on an uninhabited island. Despite his determination and stubborn resourcefulness he tried crossing the river with boats and ropes and even on stepping-stones Abel can't find a way to get back home.

Days, then weeks and months, pass. Slowly, his soft habits disappear as he forages for food, fashions a warm nest in a hollow log, models clay statues of his family for company, and continues to brood on the problem of how to get across the river and home.

Abel's time on the island brings him a new understanding of the world he's separated from. Faced with the daily adventure of survival in his solitary, somewhat hostile domain, he is moved to reexamine the easy way of life he had always accepted and discovers skills and talents in himself that hold promise of a more meaningful life, if and when he should finally return to Mossville and his dear Amanda again.

"Abel's Island" is a 1976 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, and a 1977 Newbery Honor Book."

Item No. 9780312371432
$6.99
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Steig, Jeanne
This ode to the alphabet is wickedly funny, smart, and saucy and will have kids saying ABC, again please, you brigand!
This wry and winsome picture book is a spicy alphabet soup indeed! With each letter-centric verse introducing you to characters like noisome Naomi (nervy as a newt), King Kang (the killer kangaroo who plays kazoo), and even the lovey-dovey lunatic from Lvov, you ll never get bored learning that B is for Belligerent Bear instead of balloon or ball !
With language that tickles with alliteration and keen wit, and drawings that gleefully capture western melodrama, domestic disasters, near-death by piano lessons, and excruciating concertina concerts, this classic Steig & Steig alphabet book is a feast for eyes and ears alike."
Item No. 9781481440608
$17.99
Amos & Boris - Hardcover
William Steig
Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sea in his homemade boat, the Rodent, and soon finds himself in extreme need of rescue. Enter Boris. But there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.

The tender yet comical story of this friendship is recorded in text and pictures that are a model of rich simplicity. Here, with apparent ease and concealed virtuosity, Caldecott medalist William Steig brings two winning heroes to life.
 
Amos & Boris is a 1971 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year, Notable Children's Book of the Year, and Outstanding Book of the Year.
Item No. 9780374302788
$17.99
Amos & Boris - Softcover
Steig, William
Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sea in his homemade boat, the "Rodent," and soon finds himself in extreme need of rescue. Enter Boris. But there will come a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.
The tender yet comical story of this friendship is recorded in text and pictures that are a model of rich simplicity. Here, with apparent ease and concealed virtuosity, Caldecott medalist William Steig brings two winning heroes to life.
Item No. 9780374403607
$7.99
Brave Irene - Softcover
Steig, William
"Brave Irene" is Irene Bobbin, the dressmaker's daughter. Her mother, Mrs. Bobbin, isn't feeling so well and can't possibly deliver the beautiful ball gown she's made for the duchess to wear that very evening. So plucky Irene volunteers to get the gown to the palace on time, in spite of the fierce snowstorm that's brewing-- quite an errand for a little girl.
But where there's a will, there's a way, as Irene proves in the danger-fraught adventure that follows. She must defy the wiles of the wicked wind, her most formidable opponent, and overcome many obstacles before she completes her mission. Surely, this winning heroine will inspire every child to cheer her on.
"Brave Irene" is a 1986 New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book of the Year.
Item No. 9780374409272
$7.99
CDB - Hardcover
William Steig
If U R reading this,
solving the puzzles
N this book
should B
E-Z
4 U.

(And if you can't, Caldecott Medal-winning New Yorker cartoonist William Steig has created a host of pictorial hints just to help you out.)
Item No. 9780689831607
$16.95
CDB - Paperback
Steig, William
U can read this, S?
S E-Z!
Vibrant color brings new life to Caldecott Medal-winning New Yorker cartoonist William Steig's classic puzzle book!
Item No. 9780689857065
$7.99
CDC - Hardcover
Steig, William
Steig's classic word game - now available in color
"C D C ? = See the sea?"
"E-R I M ! = Here I am!"
"U F B-D I-S = You have beady eyes."
To figure out William Steig's word puzzles, you need merely read the letters, numbers, and symbols aloud. If at first the messages are unclear, there's a clever picture accompanying each to give you hints. Originally published in 1984 with black-and-white drawings, this title is given new life in this full-color edition painted by Mr. Steig. Also included for the first time is an answer key at the end.
Item No. 9780374312336
$16.00
CDC - Softcover
William Steig

To figure out William Steig's word puzzles you need merely read the letters, numbers, and symbols aloud. If at first the messages aren't clear, there are clever pictures accompanying each one to give you hints. Some are easy, some are hard, but all are a hilarious treat when the phrases are decoded.

Originally published in 1984 with black-and-white drawings, C D C ? is given fresh life in this full-color edition painted by Mr. Steig. Also included is an answer key at the end.

Item No. 9780312380120
$7.99
Consider the Lemming
Jeanne Steig

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

A delightful collection of humorous verse that offers a lighthearted view of the animal kingdom, up to and including man. Illustrated.

Item No. 9780374413613
$7.95
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Steig, Jeanne
From the award-winning children's book duo, Jeanne and William Steig, comes a wildly wily collection of poetry all about the...peculiarities...of the animal kingdom!
Consider the lemming:
No hawing or hemming
No dilly or dally
No silly or shally
The whole lemming nation
In one wild migration
Is off to the sea.

In this sly and hilarious collection of illustrated verse about the animal kingdom--from the lemming to the human--critically acclaimed author/illustrator duo Jeanne and William Steig introduce readers to the foibles of all kinds of creatures. And you'll never look at animals quite the same way ever again!
Item No. 9781481439633
$17.99
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Steig, Jeanne
Beloved children s book author Jeanne Steig gives some spice, pizzazz, and a little bit of cheek to well-known classic tales from the Old Testament and Greek mythology, filled with saucy illustrations by Caldecott winner and creator of Shrek!, William Steig.
Who but Jeanne and William Steig would tackle retelling the Old Testament and the Greek myths? The cheekiest of the classic Steig books The Old Testament Made Easy and A Gift from Zeus turn the stories you know upside down and are bound together in this divine, deluxe edition for the first time."
Item No. 9781481439572
$19.99
Doctor De Soto - Hardcover
William Steig
"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain.

Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way.
 
Doctor De Soto is a 1982 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year, a 1983 Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards Honor Book for Picture Books, and a 1983 Newbery Honor Book.
Item No. 9780374318031
$17.99
Doctor De Soto - Softcover
Steig, William

"Doctor De Soto, the dentist, did very good work." With the aid of his able assistant, Mrs. De Soto, he copes with the toothaches of animals large and small. His expertise is so great that his fortunate patients never feel any pain.

Since he's a mouse, Doctor De Soto refuses to treat "dangerous" animals--that is, animals who have a taste for mice. But one day a fox shows up and begs for relief from the tooth that's killing him. How can the kindhearted De Sotos turn him away? But how can they make sure that the fox doesn't give in to his baser instincts once his tooth is fixed? Those clever De Sotos will find a way.

Item No. 9780312611897
$7.99
Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa - Hardcover
William Steig

Last chance! This book is out-of-print and we don't have many copies left. Get it while you can!

It's business as usual at the office of Doctor Bernard De Soto, the world-renowned dentist, when a cablegram arrives, begging him to coem to Africa and work his wonders on Mudambo, an elephant who has an unbearable toothache. The kind-hearted dentist and his wife, Deborah, sail for Africa right away.

Before he can help the suffering elephant, Doctor De Soto is kidnapped by a vindicitive rhesus monkey. But in spite of everything, the De Sotos come through, and Mudambo's tooth is as good as new when they finally go on their way.

tight binding, clean pages, has owners name on inside of front cover. first edition
Item No. 9780440845171
$19.95
Doctor De Soto Goes to Africa - Softcover

Doctor Bernard De Soto, world-renowned mouse dentist, is back! This time, he's summoned to Africa to aid Mudambo, an elephant with an unbearable toothache.

Item No. 9780062059017
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Dominic - Softcover
Steig, William

Dear Friends,
I am leaving in rather a hurry to see more of the world, so I have no time to say goodbye to you individually. I embrace you all and sniff you with love. I don't know when I'll be back. But back I will be.
Dominic

It's time for a change, so Dominic packs his collection of hats and his piccolo and heads out, letting the world take him where it may. When Dominic encounters members of the Doomsday Gang, he easily foils their attempt to rob him. Legend of his victory quickly spreads, and each new friend Dominic meets tells him a story of their own less-fortunate meeting with the villains, and asks for help from the heroic dog. But can one lone dog bring down an entire band of hooligans?

Item No. 9780312371449
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Pete's A Pizza - Board Book
Steig, William
Pete's father starts kneading the dough. Next, some oil is generously applied. (Its really water.) And then some tomatoes. (They're really checkers.) When the dough gets tickled, it laughs like crazy.
Item No. 9780060527549
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Pete's A Pizza - Hardcover
William Steig
Item No. 9780370326306
$16.99
Pete's A Pizza DVD
Steig, William

PETE’S A PIZZA: (Narrated by Chevy Chase, Music by Raul Malo) When Pete is in a bad mood, his parents cheer him up by making a pizza with a very special ingredient -- Pete!

DOCTOR DE SOTO: (Music composed by Ernest V. Troost) Doctor De Soto, everyone’s favorite mouse-dentist, helps a fox with a sore tooth. The fox has a mouth-watering scheme to eat him after the job is done. But Dr. De Soto has a plan of his own.

THE AMAZING BONE: (Narrated by John Lithgow) Pearl befriends a talking bone she finds in the woods. A hungry fox captures them and brings them to his home. How will they escape?

(All stories written and illustrated by William Steig)

DVD Features: The Three Robbers; Moon Man; Great White Man-Eating Shark; Getting To Know William Steig; Read Along; Interactive Menus; Story Selection

Item No. 767685953532
$18.95
Rotten Island - Hardcover
Steig, William
Originally published: The bad island. New York: Windmill Books, c1969.
Item No. 9780879235260
$17.95
Rotten Island - Softcover
Steig, William
What would happen if every creature on land and sea were free to be as rotten as possible? If every day was a free-for-all; if plants grew barbed wire; if the ocean were poison? That's life on Rotten Island. For creatures that slither, creep, and crawl, Rotten Island is paradise.
Item No. 9780879239602
$9.95
Shrek - Softcover
Steig, William

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. Ordinary, that is, if a foul and hideous being who ends up marrying the most stunningly ugly princess on the planet is what you consider ordinary.

Item No. 9780312384494
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Shrek! 20th Anniversary Edition
Steig, William

Shrek, a horrid little ogre, goes out into the world to find adventure and along the way encounters a witch, a knight in armor, a dragon, and, finally, a hideous princess, who's even uglier than he is!

Item No. 9780374368791
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Steig, William

Here, in the great tradition of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble and Caleb and Kate, is another
tale of magical transformation from William Steig. Its hero, young Solomon, is an ordinary
rabbit--well, ordinary in every respect but one. Whenever he scratches his nose and wiggles
his toes at exactly the same time, he turns into a rusty nail. To turn back into a rabbit, all he has
to do is thing: "I'm no nail, I'm a rabbit!"
This unusual talent enables Solomon to play some gratifying practical jokes, but it also leads to serious trouble when he's waylaid by a one-eyed cat who plans to turn him into Hasenpfeffer. Solomon promptly becomes a rusty nail and steadfastly refuses to change back, even after Ambrose, the cat, and his wife, Clorinda, lock him up in a cage in their guest room. Sooner or later, they figure, they'll be dining no bunny stew. How can Solomon possibly find a way out of this dilemma?

Item No. 9780374469030
$6.95