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- Publisher: Square Fish
- Format: Paperback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 193mm x 241mm x 3mm | 113g
- Publication date: 1 June 2011
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0312672462
- ISBN 13: 9780312672461
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 126,997
Spinky is convinced that his family hates him and goes off to sulk in his hammock. His brother and sister try to make amends. His mom even brings him a beautiful tray of food. But nothing can get Spinky to stop sulking--not even a circus passing by on his street! Will Spinky ever cheer up? "Spinky Sulks" is another delightful tale from the incomparable William Steig that will leave readers of all ages smiling."Spinky Sulks" is a 1988 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.
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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. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steig's work began appearing in "The New Yorker," where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book, "Roland the Minstrel Pig," in 1968. In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for "Sylvester and the Magic Pebble." His books for children also include "Dominic; The Real Thief"; "The Amazing Bone," a Caldecott Honor Book; "Amos & Boris," a National Book Award finalist; and "Abel's Island" and "Doctor De Soto," both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing. Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with "About People" in 1939, and including "The Lonely Ones," "Male/Female," "The Agony in the Kindergarten," and "Our Miserable Life." He died in Boston at the age of 95.
"Mr. Steig may be a chronological octogenarian, but he knows exactly what children think is funny." --"The New York Times Book Review"