Shrek is a smelly, ugly creature, who revolts everyone he meets. When he hears about a princess who is even uglier than he is, Shrek hopes to live horribly ever after!--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I must admit that I got this book to answer some questions that I had left over from the movie of the same name. Unfortunately, there is very little that the movie and the book have in common. So, if you are looking for a book based on the movie, check out the one by Ellen Weiss.
That said, however, this is a hilarious book! My seven-year-old son loved this Shrek's grossness, and laughed his way through the story. The illustrations are a little primitive, but go along with the story quite nicely. If you are into "fractured fairytales," as I am, then you must get this book!
The book although shorter than the film is just as entertaining. Especially if you like stories about big, green, ugly, smelly ogres who is quite happy to be big, green, ugly and smelly.
A very funny, very different childrens book.
The story is well told, and I love how Shrek breaks out in rhyme at the sight of his princess. The words flow well, and the book is fun to read out loud.
The illustrations of Shrek are, by necessity, ugly. Even more so than the movie. That said, they are also cute, though not in the huggable/loveable sense. The illustrations are colorful, fun, and expressive. A great book, even if (or especially since?) it isn't the movie.