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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (original 1992; edition 1992)

by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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Title:The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Authors:Jon Scieszka
Other authors:Lane Smith (Illustrator)
Info:Viking Juvenile (1992), Edition: 1ST, Hardcover, 56 pages
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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka (1992)

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    The Templeton Twins Have an Idea by Ellis Weiner (keristars)
    keristars: The Stinky Cheese Man and The Templeton Twins are very similar in tone and style - but one is a picture book and the other is a chapter book.
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The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and pictures, 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 little 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! This book is filled with short stories that are fun and exciting for kids. The author separates the book into different stories in order to make it fun and engaging for all ages. Each tale is different and adventurous. The illustrations are vivid and descriptive and coincide with the actions occurring during the tail. ( )
  eoertl1 | Dec 11, 2014 |
I would have fun reading some of the originals followed by the "Fairly Stupid Tales." It would be a blast discussing all of the differences and details that make this book fun to read. Kids could even write their own stupid tales! ( )
  ekrynen | Nov 23, 2014 |
One of the very post-modern books that a student can read, this book is excellent for children with budding seeds of self-awareness and sarcasm, and people of all ages that like to laugh. Older children will love how these tales are a twisted version of ages-old fairy tales, and younger children will love how hilariously wacky it is. The artwork of this book is also staunchly rooted in postmodernism, with the pages coming to life with non-traditional layout and ways of moving the story along. ( )
  jmitra1 | Oct 25, 2014 |
I had mixed feelings about this book. It was definitely humorous, and engaging for the right reader, but didn’t have anything of depth in it. There was no backbone, but the language was funny, and the plot lines of all the different stories would definitely keep the right reader engaged. The illustrations definitely enhanced the stories, and were very interesting and different. The only overlying theme and message was humor. ( )
  tburfe1 | Oct 20, 2014 |
I enjoy this book each time I read it because it takes all the stories we've heard since a young child and changes it up in comical, stupid ways. ( )
  TeresaCruz | Oct 12, 2014 |
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Jon Scieszkaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leach, MollyDesignersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, LaneIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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This book is dedicated to our close, personal, special friend: (your name here)
--J.S. & L.S.
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"I have found a kernel of wheat," said the Little Red Hen.
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A long time ago, people used to tell magical stories of wonder and enchantment. Those stories were called Fairy Tales. Those stories are not in this book. The stories in this book are almost Fairy Tales.
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If geese had graves, Mother Goose would be rolling in hers. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales retells--and wreaks havoc on--the allegories we all thought we knew by heart. In these irreverent variations on well-known themes, the ugly duckling grows up to be an ugly duck, and the princess who kisses the frog wins only a mouthful of amphibian slime. The Stinky Cheese Man deconstructs not only the tradition of the fairy tale but also the entire notion of a book. Our naughty narrator, Jack, makes a mockery of the title page, the table of contents, and even the endpaper by shuffling, scoffing, and generally paying no mind to structure. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and the Giant at the top of the beanstalk snacks on the Little Red Hen. There are no lessons to be learned or morals to take to heart--just good, sarcastic fun that smart-alecks of all ages will love.

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Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.

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