This glorious collection brings together eight much-loved Ungerer tales, from his best-known classics (The Three Robbers, Moon Man, Otto) and acclaimed recent work Fog Island, to lost gems Zeralda's Ogre, Flix, The Hat and Emile.
The only English-language anthology of Ungerer's picture books available, its content celebrates the creative genius of an icon widely acknowledged as one of the most influential children's author/illustrators ever in the realms of children's literature and illustration - acclaimed, award-winning, and influential to the work of Maurice Sendak, Eric Carle and Shel Silverstein.
Special features include a personal letter from the author, quotes and anecdotes about each story, and materials from the 'making of' for some his most celebrated works - storyboards, sketches, and images that inspired him. Ideal for Ungerer's adult fan base as well as his youngest readers, this is a lasting tribute to a master of his craft.
"Tomi Ungerer, the contemporary and friend of Maurice Sendak and Shel Silverstein, is a gentle genius and this collection of eight of the French writer and illustrator's stories, plus a biography at the back, is a beautiful collection fit to take on through a life... There is not a dud in the pack - read them all... The wonderful Moon Man imagines with eerie perfection what happens when the main the Moon comes down to Earth. Otto, the autobiography of a bear, is exquisitely told... The more simplistic but no less wonderful Fog Island teaches us to question myths and confirms suspicions that children are often braver than adults. Flix, about a pair of cats who give birth to a dog, is emotional and pertinent. Each party finds equilibrium despite their difference in this non-cloying parabale. It's the right kind of story to discover this week. Ungerer's careful words and masterly illustrations are unmatched. I hope this stunning collection makes him even better known here." - The Times, Saturday Review