Snail, Where Are You? by Tomi Ungerer / ISBN 9780714867991 / 32-page hardcover reprint of a 1973 book, published by Phaidon
"If you look at the work of Tomi Ungerer, it's passionate, it's personal, it's marvellous and it's cuckoo, and it's that kind of variety that's always made for good children's literature." —Maurice Sendak, The New York Times, on Tomi Ungerer
A newly revitalized edition of Tomi Ungerer's children's classic.
Snail, where are you? At a party? At sea? In the mountains? Young sleuths will have hours of fun finding Tomi Ungerer's snail in his many disguises. This beautiful, classic concept book, first published in 1962, has been re-imagined with added text to enhance the playful, gorgeously restored and revitalized illustrations.
Born in Strasbourg, in the Alsace region of France, in 1931, Tomi Ungerer started drawing as a small boy. Growing up in Nazi-occupied Strasbourg, drawing caricatures was for him a form of resistance. Described on his school-leaving certificate as a ‘depraved and rebellious character’, he hitch-hiked around Europe, getting as far as Lapland, rather than going to university. Inspired by his heroes Saul Steinberg, James Thurber and Charles Addams, Ungerer landed in New York in 1956, with only $60 dollars in his pocket and a suitcase full of drawings. He quickly found success as an illustrator and caricaturist, becoming a star almost overnight. He published his first book for children, The Mellops Go Flying, in 1957, and went on to publish 80 books over the next ten years, covering all aspects of his work.