The Stinky Cheese Man - by Jon Scieszka (Hardcover)

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Dimensions (Overall): 10.9 Inches (H) x 9.0 Inches (W) x .41 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.07 Pounds
Suggested Age: 3-7 Years
Number of Pages: 56
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Humorous Stories
Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Format: Hardcover
Author: Jon Scieszka
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 1992
TCIN: 11456308
UPC: 9780670844876
Item Number (DPCI): 248-02-9482
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

The author of "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" provides a riotous romp through fairy-tale-land that will have readers clutching their sides happily ever after. Full-color oil paintings.

Book Synopsis

A Caledecott Honor Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

This award-winning picture book is a wild, irreverent collection of reimagined fairy tales from the author and illustrator of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!. Makes for an extremely fun and funny read-aloud for the whole family.

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 Fairly Stupid Tales.

In this fourth wall-breaking picture book, young readers will delight in the strange twists on familiar tales. From "The Stinky Cheese Man" to "Cinderummpelstiltskin" these unique, hilarious retellings poke fun at classic stories and characters. The wonderfully offbeat and bizarre illustrations, as well as innovative play with typography and book design, make for a one-of-kind masterpiece from two powerhouse children's book creators.

Story List:

- Chicken Licken
- The Princess and the Bowling Ball
- The Really Ugly Duckling
- The Other Frog Prince
- Little Red Running Shorts
- Jack's Bean Problem (including Giant Story / Jack's Story)
- Cinderummpelstiltskin (Or The Girl Who Really Blew It)
- The Tortoise and the Hair
- The Stinky Cheese Man

Review Quotes

* A Caldecott Honor Book
* An ABBY Honor Book
* Publishers Weekly Top Selling Kids Books of All Time List
* ALA Notable Children's Book
* New York Times Notable Book of the Year
* School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
* Booklist Editor's Choice

"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." --Horn Book

"Irrepressibly zany and fun." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

About the Author

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
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Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 0.41 inches length x 9 inches width x 10.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1.07 pounds
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Kid Approved! Mom's not so much!

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Kburton1414 - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
I am the Aunt and love telling this story to my nieces. They had a copy at their place and I ordered another copy to be sent to my house so I can read it to them at both places. They love it and with the repetion it is helping them learn to read. That being said, their Mom does not like it, she thinks its stupid and it is, fairly stupid tales, that the girls love!
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Fun twist on classic stories

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Brittany - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
My four year old loves this book!
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User1 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
My husband and I LOVE this book! Our daughter is only 4 months old, so she just listens to whatever we read her. This is such a welcome change of pace compared to other children’s books. The stories are hilarious and we read them over and over and still laugh! Also check out “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs” by the same author. It’s also incredible!
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5 out of 5 stars
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Boot lover - 2 years ago
Fun storybook, enjoyable for all ages! Great illustrations and incredibly humorous.
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Hayley512d - 4 years ago, Verified purchaser
Grew up reading this book, ordered it for my sons Easter basket.
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