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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

by Jon Scieszka Illustrated by Lane Smith

Fairy tales are just for little kids, aren't they? Not when they're twisted around and retold in versions tailor-made for a second- or third-grader's sense of humor! From "Little Red Running Shorts" to "The Princess and the Bowling Ball," readers will delight as the familiar becomes ridiculous — in both words and pictures.

It's not just the fairy tales that get this kind of treatment; the book does, too! Encourage kids to pay attention; not only does the table of contents fall from the sky and the dedication appear upside down, but other jokes about books appear throughout (including in the fine print on the copyright page). A Caldecott Honor Book, this hilarious compilation begs to be read — and shared — again and again.

Praise for The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

"Another masterpiece from the team that created The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs." — The Horn Book

A Caldecott Honor Book

5, 8
Interest Level
Grades K - 3
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Viking Books
Book Type
Read-Aloud Book
Number of Pages
Classics, Comedy and Humor, Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Fables

About the Author and Illustrator

Jon Scieszka Jon Scieszka, author of The Stinky Cheese Man and The Time Warp Trio series, loves to make kids laugh. His secret? Kids can be silly andsmart!
Lane Smith

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