William Steig, Windmill Books, 1969
William Steig, is a children’s author known, most recently, for writing the original story of Shrek, made famous by Dreamworks Pictures. However my favorite book of his is one called Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. Steig won his first Caldecott Medal for this book in 1970.
Sylvester Duncan is a donkey who lives with his mother and father on
Be sure to read this book and find out what happens to Sylvester, how his parents are left to search for him and how they miraculously find their Sylvester once more. The illustrations in the book were also drawn by Steig. Note this one of the