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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

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Meet your favorite book creators, launch an author study, browse our themed booklists, get tips on how to choose and use kids’ books, find guidance on building a more diverse bookshelf, celebrate annual literacy events with us, and more! This book is simply genius. I've not read it for a few years now but I remember taking it out of the library again and again, laughing out every time.

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Now I guess I can to a certain extent appreciate the parodistic intent of Jon Scieszka's The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales. However and that having all been said, Scieszka's retold narratives do not really work at all well for me as satires (as parodies), and primarily due to the fact there are simply far far too many tales presented. For honestly, as soon as the plot lines of the given stories of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales seem to become somewhat interesting and entertaining to and for me, there generally is an abrupt and rushed ending inserted by the author, and another, similarly choppy and equally annoyingly uneven tale commences (which sure does lead to potential distraction and for me, as well as massive tedium and frustration, and indeed so much so that I only very briefly and cursively skimmed the last three stories, and with scant regret). Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide. Get started CloseI have to admit, I'm a little surprised this is/was marketed to kids, especially kids like I was who didn't need any help overriding the rules and being utterly sarcastic. And if you don't think that's fairly stupid, you should read "Little Red Riding Shorts" or maybe "The Stinky Cheese Man." Discover how to support your child’s growth as a young reader and writer — with our Reading 101 for Families guide, bilingual parent tips, ideas for building your child’s knowledge of the world, Q&A with experts, and guidance on connecting with your child’s school.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Shout-Out: Madeline's hat can be seen in the collage-style illustration that accompanies the Giant's story. But the real pleasure in reading this book, is the superb illustrations. Children and adults alike will spend hours poring over every tiny detail. It is the pictures, much more that the stories, that make this a five-star book.Lane Smith is a five-time recipient of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award and a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient. In 2012 the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art named him a Carle Artist for “lifelong innovation in the field of children’s picture books,” and in 2014 he was awarded the lifetime achievement award from the Society of Illustrators. He is the illustrator of many books, including The Stinky Cheese Man, and the author/illustrator of It’s a Book, Grandpa Green, and John, Paul, George & Ben, among others. He is married to book designer Molly Leach. Gwennie has been telling me about this book forever. Stinky cheese this, and stinky cheese that. For the longest time I thought she was talking about Diary of a Wimpy Kid (and the cheese-touch.)

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