Jones made stars of Bugs, Daffy, Pepe Le Pew, Wile E. Coyote, and other animated favorites. In his prolific career, noted for the variety of his many projects, he garnered three Oscars and 14 nominations. Like the man, the book is all fun: flipping pages, one can see Coyote chasing Road Runner. Over 500 drawings, plus color plates, photos, and text all teem with chuckles. Jones tells how Bugs and other characters evolved, how a cartoon director works, how one of Daffy Duck's stories took shape, and what day-to-day life at the studio--``Termite Terrace''--was like. With a foreword by Steven Spielberg, this book is recommended as a bright inside look at the world of cartoon animation. As an extra treat, Warner Home Video offers ``A Salute to Chuck Jones'' ($14.95), which includes some of his best short cartoons.--William A . Donovan, Chicago P.L.
The creator of Bugs, Daffy, Porky, and many other cartoon celebrities has produced just the manner of memoir we would expect. Drawings abound on every page; several color plates are brilliantly and superbly printed; scripts, working notes and photographs punctuate the text. A must for fans and a palliative for those who take their own life too seriously. Filmography, but no index or bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)