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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales [Hardcover]

By Jon Scieszka (Author) & Lane Smith (Illustrator)
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Item description for The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith...

Provides madcap versions of children's favorite tales including "Little Red Running Shorts," "The Princess and the Bowling Ball," and "Cinderumpelstiltskin"

Publishers Description
The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and picures, is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales, such as he Really Ugly Ducklingand ittle Red Running Shorts, can be extracted for telling aloud, with great success. Another masterpiece from the team that created The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
"-Horn Book"

Awards and Recognitions
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Colorado Children's Book Award - 1994 Winner - Picture Book category
  • Caldecott Medal - 1993 Honor Book - Picture Book category
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award - 1993 Nominee - Children's category
  • Book Sense Book of the Year Award - 1994 Nominee - Children's category
  • Bluebonnet Awards - 1995 Winner - Children's category
  • Buckeye Children's Book Award - 1995 Winner - Grades K-2 category
  • Maine Student Book Award - 1994 Winner - Grades 4-6 category
  • North Carolina Children's Book Award - 1994 Winner - Picture Book category
  • Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award - 1994 Winner - Grades 3-8 category

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 1517
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1993 page 92
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 735
  • Booklist - 09/01/1992 page 56
  • Booklist Ed Choice Youth - 01/01/1993 page 844
  • Booklist - 03/15/1993 page 1340
  • School Library Journal - 09/01/1992 page 210
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 693
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/2002 page 364
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/2002 page 364
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1992
  • School Library Journal - 11/01/1997
  • Publishers Weekly - 09/28/1992
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 1001

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Viking Juvenile
Pages   56
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.9" Width: 9" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 1992
Publisher   Viking Juvenile
Age  4-8
ISBN  067084487X  
ISBN13  9780670844876  

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More About Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith). In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called "Guys Read" that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country's first National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children's Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children's literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at

Jon Scieszka currently resides in Brooklyn, in the state of New York.

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Reviews - What do customers think about The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales?

careful  May 16, 2008
be careful here. i ordered a book that was supposed to be in "very good" condition and it arrived with bits of food stuck on the pages and animal bite marks in the corners. thankfully i contacted them for a refund and the sent me another book that was in good condition at no additional charge. that was nice of them but it still made me weary.
You've got to be kidding me......  Feb 22, 2008
I read this book when I was 10-11 years of age. Its sarcastic humor and wit was the perfect "transition" book for me to move into pre-teen and teen novels, and eventually adult literature. Anyone reading this to a child below 9 years of age is potentially confusing them and depriving them of a great book.
the stinky cheese man  Dec 22, 2007
I have purchased this book for every child in my family and as gifts for other children it is funny and sarcastic in a nice way and adds spice to fairy tales I love this book
stinky cheese man rules  Oct 10, 2007
This is an excellent book. Great imagery and a fun read. The stupid tales are great for young imaginative minds.
Hilarious!   Sep 3, 2007
They read this book to me in grade school and I thought it was very funny. Not your traditional fairy tale stories but its great. Little kids may not get the full humor but even a college grad like myself still enjoys it. Plan to read it to my children when they are older!

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