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    The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (Caldecott Honor Book) (Hardback) By (author) Jon Scieszka, By (author) Lane Smith

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    DescriptionThe entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and picures, is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales, such as he Really Ugly Ducklingand ittle 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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    The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jon Scieszka, By (author) Lane Smith
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 56
    Width: 229 mm
    Height: 275 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 477 g
    ISBN 13: 9780670844876
    ISBN 10: 067084487X

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    LC classification: PZ8.S3134 ST 1992, PZ8.S3134
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    New edition
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Penguin Books Ltd
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    Publication date
    01 July 1993
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    Author Information
    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.
    Review text
    From the front jacket copy ("...56 action-packed pages, 75% more than those old 32-page 'Brand-X' books") to the Little Red Hen's hack-cover diatribe ("Who is this ISBN guy?"), the parodic humor here runs riot. The insistent Hen is already squawking her tale at Jack - officious narrator, MC, and sometime participant - before a page labeled "Title Page" in 192 point type; the dedication is upside down, Jack's introduction carries a Surgeon General's warning, and the table of contents turns up late - after a story in which it plays an unprecedented role, then gets a jolt that knocks one tale off the page and, apparently, right out of the book. The brief, colloquially told, thoroughly revised tales are in the same comic spirit: no one wants to eat the Stinky Cheese Man, unlike the Gingerbread Boy; a lovestruck prince puts a bowling bah under his princess's 100 mattresses; "and much, much morel" AH of this is fairly amusing, but what's most unusual is the innovative play with typography (a repetitive story gets smaller and smaller like an eye test, and words and letters are distorted in various other ways) and Smith's wondrously bizarre and expressive art ("The illustrations are rendered in oil and vinegar," states the colophon). Irrepressibly zany fun. (Kirkus Reviews)