Jon Scieszka isn't afraid to turn fairy tales inside out or introduce beef snack sticks into his stories. With titles like Math Curse, Science Verse, and Summer Reading Is Killing Me, Scieszka knows how to tell a good story, get a good laugh, and engage the reluctant reader. He and illustrator Lane Smith have collaborated on a number of bestselling picture books, including The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! and The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.
Jon Scieszka received numerous rejection letters from children's publishers until his wife put him in touch with illustrator Lane Smith. Smith illustrated one of Scieszka's manuscripts and the result was a bestselling picture book called The True Story of the Three Little Pigs! After their initial success, the mischievous duo teamed up again to create The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, which won a Caldecott Honor award in 1993. Since then, Scieszka has enjoyed his new career as a children's book author and has written many more favorites, including the popular Time Warp Trio series.
The Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fairly Stupid Tales
6912 North Glenwood Chicago Poor Jack. He just wants to chop down his beanstalk in peace, but the little red hen, the princess, the wolf and a host of familiar fairytale characters keep getting in the way and then theres that annoying Stinky Cheese Man! This subversive anti-fairytale is a hilarious reinvention of the successful Griffin Theatre production by its creators, Massolia and Barletta.