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The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales

by Scieszka, Jon.

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Where To Find It

Call number: J Fiction / Scieszka, Jon, R Caldecott Honor 1993

Additional Details

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.

Community Reviews

Review by Jake Crusher

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.

Hilarious take on fairy tales and picturebooks

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!


Hilarious, sarcastic, and wacky take on those well known all-too familiar fairytales. Really great read!

So Funny

Kids of all ages and even adults will get a kick out of this zany book. A fresh look at fairy tales.

Lots of fun

A hilarious take on some of the most well-known fairytales ever. Great illustrations to boot!


Hilarious re-tellings of fairy tales. What a great book!

Interesting read

Very interesting book. Well worth the read

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