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

by Jon Scieszka

Other authors: Molly Leach (Designer), Lane Smith (Illustrator)

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Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.
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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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Independent Reading Level: K-3
Awards: New York Times Best Illustrated Book award
Caldecott Honor book in 1993
  acarrion0402 | Nov 8, 2023 |
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  TaylorOnyx | Sep 11, 2023 |
A hilarious retelling of various fairy tales. The book parodies the classic well-known tales and puts a new spin on them intriguing readers. It would be a great pick for Storytime in libraries. The book has great illustrations as well. ( )
  BrennaMarohl | Jul 13, 2023 |
A wonderful book reflecting postmodern children's literature. One of my favorites! ( )
  coffeechic | May 31, 2023 |
I would use this for primary if I just read one story, but intermedite for other stories since it is full of a bunch of different kind of stories. This book has a bunch of odd stories in it that make kids laugh so I would use this for laughs in class especiallly if someone was having a bad day.
  krboettner | Feb 20, 2023 |
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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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Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.

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