Wizzil, a witch, is bored stiff. So, with some coaxing from Beatrice, her parrot, she turns herself into a common housefly and heads over to Frimp farm to stir up trouble. Little does she know, DeWitt Frimp absolutely hates all breeds of fly, especially Musca domestica, and Wizzil narrowly escapes a life-threatening swatting. Wasting no time at all, she cooks up a nasty plan to teach DeWitt a lesson: she turns herself into a glove, which DeWitt finds and proudly wears, but which also deprives himof the ability to aim his flyswatter. Steig's playful storytelling voice is in full gear in his latest tale, and Quentin Blakes hilarious, antic pictures are a perfect match for the text.
"Though I've always illustrated my own books, I was not meant to be an illustrator. I find it unpleasantly difficult to make a character look like the same guy on different pages. Quentin Blake can do that and still draw beautifully. I was happy when he agreed to illustrate me, and I'm flipping with the results." --William Steig
"For years I have been looking at the drawings of William Steig with admiration. I love the Brooklyn small fry, the poetical clowns and ladies, and the idiosyncratic lives of his children's book characters. All the products of his imagination have that distinctive Steig flavor. So that there was something amazing to be invited, out of the blue, to collaborate with someone who is, for me, one of the living national monuments of the U.S.A. Not only that, but its enjoyable. How lucky can you get?" --Quentin Blake
William Steig is the author and illustrator of numerous books and a decades-long artist for The New Yorker. He has been awarded the Caldecott Medal, a Caldecott Honor, and two Newbery Honors. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Quentin Blake is Childrens Laureate of Great Britain, has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, and is the author and/or illustrator of many books. He lives in London, England.
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based; the Caldecott Medal-winner Sylvester and the Magic Pebble; The Caldecott Honor book The Amazing Bone; and the Newbury Honor Books Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto.
Quentin Blake is Children’s Laureate of Great Britain, has won the Kate Greenaway Medal, and is the author and/or illustrator of many books, though he is best known for illustrating the works of Roald Dahl. He lives in London, England.