Kids Say the Darndest Things

Continuing with the William Steig-love, I wanted to share this brochure I unearthed from the FSG files, featuring fan mail from kids to Steig. It’s pretty much the cutest thing I’ve ever seen.


Beth Potter is an associate editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers. While working on the twentieth anniversary edition of Shrek! last summer, just before her own wedding, she teared up every single time she read the surprisingly romantic scene in which Shrek meets the princess.

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