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Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables (1998)

by Jon Scieszka

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Contemporary fables with tongue-in-cheek morals address such topics as homework, curfews, and television commercials.

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Includes a historical forwards that identifies fables and a guy named Aesop who often told them. This is a collection of stories that are all about one page each. They all have a moral at the end which is characteristic of every fable. Some morals are more meaningful than others but they are all still morals. This is a creative way to teach kids about fables and other folklore while sparking creativity in them to make their own. ( )
  JacquelynLochner | Mar 24, 2020 |
Advance copy with dj ( )
  ME_Dictionary | Mar 19, 2020 |
An irreverant take on classic fables from Aesop. Modernized and filled with sarcastic morals at the end of each fable. The fantastical drawings and biting humor will make everyone laugh. ( )
  lisaladdvt | Jun 30, 2019 |
This book is full of short fables that are silly and have simple and purposeful morals at the end Literature ( )
  bjacobsen15 | Oct 9, 2017 |
Oh my.  I laughed out loud several times and read several to my husband, who also lol'd, even though he didn't see the pix.  This should be in every classroom library so those 'sitting in the back of the room goofing off instead of paying attention' kids will have a book to love.  And it'd be a great Writing Prompt exercise.  Just don't write a fable about a 'bossy jerk guy' without changing enough details so he won't recognize himself and throw you off a cliff.  How did I miss this until now?  I know that just about everything by this team is wonderful. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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For me to know - J.S.

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Admit it. You know you'd just love to tell stories about all of the annoying, weird, pain-in-the-neck people you know. But you wouldn't want to be a gossip. Well here's how it's done. Make like Aesop (and legions of storytellers before him): change the people to animals and add a moral. Now your stories aren't rude gossip of bad jokes. They're fables! Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith twisted fairy tales in The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. Now they've unlocked the ancient secret of animal tales, and the world of fables may never be the same. The moral of the story? If you can't say something nice about someone, change the guy's name to Donkey or Squid. (0-670-88135-X)
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