Provides a picture-book autobiography of the author's childhood--a time that was very different than what children experience today. Reprint.
The well-known author/illustrator of such picture books as SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE and SHREK shares memories of growing up in the Bronx during the early 1900s. Watercolor and ink-line illustrations accompany the text. Named one of the Best Children's Books 2003 by Publishers Weekly and selected by the New York Times Book Review as a 2003 Notable Book and as one of the Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2003.