Jon Scieszka, the author of several bestselling children's titles, including The Stinky Cheese Man, which won a Caldecott Honor medal and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, was appointed the first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in January 2008.

Get to know this author of humorous children's books by listening to our October 2000 interview. Learn what motivates him to write, how his experiences as a teacher influence his writing, and how teachers are using his books in their classes.