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(The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly…

(The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Picture Puffin)) [By: Scieszka, Jon] [Aug, 1993] (original 1992; edition 1993)

by Jon Scieszka (Author)

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Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.
Title:(The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Picture Puffin)) [By: Scieszka, Jon] [Aug, 1993]
Authors:Jon Scieszka (Author)
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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka (1992)

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This Caldecott Honor Book by [a:Jon Scieszka|27318|Jon Scieszka|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1201028327p2/27318.jpg] (author) and [a:Lane Smith|23573|Lane Smith|http://www.goodreads.com/images/nophoto/nophoto-U-50x66.jpg] (illustrator) not only parodies traditional fairy tales, but does so with an unconventional artistic style. Following the success of [b:The True Story of the Three Little Pigs|125507|The True Story of the Three Little Pigs|Jon Scieszka|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1171904369s/125507.jpg|120878], Scieszka and Smith present a compilation of brief, humorous retellings of classic stories. Thus, Chicken Little becomes Chicken Licken, The Princess and the Pea becomes the Princess and the Bowling Ball, and the Gingerbread Man becomes the titular Stinky Cheese Man (who no one wants to catch). The artwork, true to Smith's style, is intricate and unique, blending shades of Tim Burton and Picasso. Defying the status quo, the colors are dark, but retain their visual impact thanks to Smith's excellent line work and sense of depth. Given fine mixture of the obvious and the subtle humor, this would make excellent reading for grades five and beyond. ( )
  Library_Guard | Jun 17, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: 4-8 year olds/ Grade Level : Preschool- 2nd
Awards & Honors: A Caledecott Honor Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book
  Virginia_Lynn1999 | Apr 29, 2024 |
I love this stupid book. A beloved read aloud for my students as well. ( )
  mrsandersonreads23 | Apr 14, 2024 |
Independent Reading Level: K-3
Awards: New York Times Best Illustrated Book award
Caldecott Honor book in 1993
  acarrion0402 | Nov 8, 2023 |
  TaylorOnyx | Sep 11, 2023 |
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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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