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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Hardcover – October 1, 1992
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Top Customer Reviews
It's some of your favorite fairy tales.....except told in parody form. They're hillarious. My favorites are "Jack's Bean Problem," "Little Red Running Shorts," "Chicken Licken," and "The Really Ugly Duckling." But they're all very funny. The Little Red Hen will crack you up as she blabbers on about how no one is helping her and how horrible this book is.
The book is by Jon Scieszka and is illustrated by Lane Smith.
It doesn't matter how old you are, this is one of the funniest children's book I have ever read. Fun for all ages. Great writing and pictures. Have a look whenever you can. I'm sure you will not regret it.
The best way to describe this to parents and adults is: it's a combination of Rocky and Bullwinkle (working on two humor levels), Mad Magazine, Mother Goose, and absolute literary anarchy. If you're an adult and have any sense of humor whatsoever you're going to laugh out loud. The best way to describe this to parents is to quote Greg, 10, who, upon being told he'd get this book said: "GREAT! It has those funny stories and those crazy drawings. I love it!!"
How did author Jon Scieszka and illustrator hit on a book that truly appeals to ALL ages? The book is a parody, moving visually and in its text as fast as a guided missle, but never for one millisecond underestimating the intelligence of its kid -- or adult -- readership. My Special 10 Year Anniversary Edition of this book contained a "Long Lost Stupid Fairy Tale" printed under the cover, the Boy Who Cried Cow Patty, a take off of the boy who cried "Wolf." (There is a less kid friendly version of this great story circulating on the internet).
Once you open the book (and I will not give it all away) you are immediately comedically clobbered with the Little Red Hen, who can't wait until the title page is seen to start her story and is upset with the management. Fonts, page layout, are all satirized or exploited for maximum laughs. Any kid who has ever had a fairy tale read to him/her and looked at a typical fairy tale book will get the visual joke immediately. So this book is not only a book they can read but a book that will make them WANT to read MORE...and see that reading can truly be FUN.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
First off, what kind of fun-hating monster rates this book one star? Reading comprehension people. If you don't like stupid humour, why on earth would you purchase this? Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jane
love to give this book to kids we know and make it a tradition for an uncle to read it enthusiastically to them!Published 14 days ago by miss ellie
This book was a favorite of my sisters and mine when we were growing up. It's incredibly strange and funny and the illustrations are really what make it so delightful. Read morePublished 17 days ago by MelB
Don't buy this for younger children. We had this book because it was my husband's as a child and his mother sent it to us. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Laura L. Shulse
If this book catches your attention, do yourself a favor and borrow it from your local library before purchasing. I really do not understand the good reviews. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Athena
haha just a cute and fun book to read with the kiddos....hubby remembered it from his childhood and had to have it for our kidsPublished 29 days ago by Alecia Witbart