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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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fractured fairy tales...fairy tales retold...parody....children's literature...humorous ( )
  pennsylady | Feb 11, 2016 |
Thus short story tells about seven ducklings, but one of them was really ugly. Everyone said how ugly he was, but he did not let it phase him. He thought he would grow up to be the best looking one in the pond. Unfortunately he was still called ugly.

Personal Reaction:
I have a friend who thinks she is ugly because that is what guys say to her. It is not true, but that is how she feels because words can hurt you.

Classroom Extensions:
1. This tale says never to give up on dreams even if they do not happen as planned, children need to be reminded of that daily.
2. Teach the students that no one is ugly and definitely should never be called ugly.
  a.houck | Feb 7, 2016 |
This is not your typical fairytale book with a fairytale ending. Jon Scieszka takes us on a non-typical fairytale adventure that will have you laughing along the way. This book reveals alternate versions of tales such as Chicken Little and Jack and the Bean Stalk. Lane Smith’s illustrations are just as unique as the twisted tales. He uses a gothic whimsical approach to depict the story. The visually moving text is an aspect that can keep the most reluctant reader intrigued. Proceed with caution if selecting this book for the younger readers because of the sarcastic nature. However, this would be a great book to teach point of view to students, where you could compare the classic tale to the wacky tale. ( )
  JanaeCamardelle | Jan 25, 2016 |
Very clever and silly. ( )
  Connie-D | Jan 17, 2016 |
When this book came out, the author came to my elementary school (he lives nearby, somewhere in the Detroit area), and signed it for us. I think it's hilarious in its deliberate absurdity. ( )
  Michael_Rose | Jan 10, 2016 |
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This book is dedicated to our close, personal, special friend: (your name here)
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"I have found a kernel of wheat," said the Little Red Hen.
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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