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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Scieszka, Jon. Book - 1992 R Caldecott Honor 1993, E SCI, Kids Book / Picture Books / Humor / Scieszka, Jon None on shelf 1 request on 5 copies Community Rating: 4.7 out of 5

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Cover title.
Youth level.
Chicken licken -- Princess and the bowling ball -- Really ugly duckling -- Other frog prince -- Little Red Running Shorts -- Jack's bean problem -- Cinderumpelstiltskin -- Tortoise and the hair -- Stinky cheese man -- Boy who cried "Cow patty."
Madcap revisions of familiar fairy tales.

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Interesting read submitted by taylor97 on July 28, 2011, 11:04pm Very interesting book. Well worth the read

hilarious! submitted by fairytale on August 13, 2011, 2:40pm Hilarious re-tellings of fairy tales. What a great book!

Lots of fun submitted by chuntoon on June 27, 2012, 4:28pm A hilarious take on some of the most well-known fairytales ever. Great illustrations to boot!

So Funny submitted by Cami K on July 27, 2012, 6:09pm Kids of all ages and even adults will get a kick out of this zany book. A fresh look at fairy tales.

Funny! submitted by kmaforester on July 31, 2014, 10:13am Hilarious, sarcastic, and wacky take on those well known all-too familiar fairytales. Really great read!

Hilarious take on fairy tales and picturebooks submitted by gulickb on May 7, 2015, 11:31am This book is ridiculous, hilarious and wonderfully well done. It takes the traditional tales that we are all familiar and flips them upside-down and inside-out. It is beautifully drawn and wonderfully written and it should be read by everyone who loves stories, books and fairy tales! It gives children a chance at understanding just how much they know about books and stories by changing the way that they are done. It draws the reader in and makes them aware that they are reading and just how much they can enjoy that. I could mention that it was a caldecot honors book, or that it has been reprinted many many times. I could point out that John Scieszka has won countless awards. Instead I will point out that this book is enjoyable by all ages not just children. It is also a great book for someone who is just starting to be confident in their reading ability as it gives them a chance to see just how well they know "books". So whether you read it alone or out loud in a group the book is great!

Review by Jake Crusher submitted by Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor on April 12, 2016, 9:47am Do you like change up stories? If so, then I think you will like this story. My book is The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. This book is fiction and it’s a collection of funny stories. The fairy tales we know get changed in a funnier way.

I give this book five stars. I like this book because it tells me a lesson to always have stupid tales. I like the part when the ugly duckling is just ugly. It inspired me to make my own story about a beautiful duck. I like when the little old lady did not chase the stinky cheese man. I like the part when Chicken Licken thinks that the sky is falling. I recommend this book to people who like funny stories.

Great book submitted by maggie_aa on August 21, 2018, 11:45pm very funny story. Like this book

Inverted fairy tales submitted by terpsichore17 on August 12, 2019, 9:13pm A somewhat meta take on traditional fairy tale stories. Bills itself, truthfully enough, as Fairly Stupid.

The illustrations will either delight your children, or terrify them.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales submitted by lstorc on August 30, 2019, 3:39pm The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a brilliant collection of parody fairy tales!

Love this book submitted by whitta151 on August 7, 2020, 4:04pm I've loved this book since I was a kid, and now I can share these sill tales with my children.

Super Silly submitted by GSchne on July 23, 2022, 9:15pm Kids will love the silly takes on classic tales and the illustrations are worth a look as well.

Very silly submitted by Stclain on August 26, 2022, 12:15pm An entertaining take on classic stories

This is amazing submitted by czadams on August 25, 2023, 11:31pm I love it!! It is an amazing story for kiddos! Brilliant! All kids need to read this!

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SERIES
Caldecott Honor book - 1993.



PUBLISHED
New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Viking, 1992.
Year Published: 1992
Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Format: Book

READING LEVEL
Lexile: 520

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
0670035696
0590466275
067084487X

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Smith, Lane.

SUBJECTS
Fairy tales -- Adaptations.
Folklore -- Adaptations.
Short stories.