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

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ITEM# 2500321
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    Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith).  In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.
    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 The Really Ugly Duckling and 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!
    -Horn Book

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    ISBN 9780670844876
    Genre JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
    Genre Detail Juvenile Grades 2-3 Ages 7-8
    Format Hardcover
    Publisher Date 1993-07-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Viking Childrens Books
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 10.5 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.1 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Caldecott Honor Book
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Scieszka, Jon
    Dimensions 0

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      This book is unique. Its very funny, for adults and little kids. I would recommend it to anyone. I work in a school and the kids love how goofy the stories are. Its a refreshing way to look at typical traditional folk tales.

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      we love this book! My kids think it is so funny- the pictures are great!

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      We received this book for our children from their aunt and they enjoyed it so much that we bought it for our niece. Because of the off-beat nature of this book, children recognize it as being different from the usual children's story books and find it humorous. The kids will enjoy hearing it as much as you will enjoy reading it to them.

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        Christmas gift for my 31 year old son who liked this book as a child. He came looking for it to read to his son and was bummed I didn't have it any longer. So glad I was able to find it.

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