Review: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Book Review


4 out of 5 stars to The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, a re-appropriation of classic fairy tales, published in 1992 by Jon Scieszka. What a hilarious book! Sometimes the classics need a little refresher, and when you add a dose if stupid and fun humor, how can you go wrong? The author and the artist have created a superb work for modern times, where children can easily do a read and compare between the versions of centuries ago and the modern re-telling that stand alongside. Not for the faint of heart, especially if you don’t want to see some of your favorite characters pushed and pulled a little! It’s one of those books where you just need to relax and enjoy it — don’t get caught up in the craziness of what the author’s done or said. Think of it as a way to compare old and new… and when the kids are old enough, it might be a tool to help them learn to love analyzing literature and comparing two things that are similar but very different. Take a chance! You know you wanna…



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7 thoughts on “Review: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

    Roda said:
    June 15, 2017 at 9:18 AM

    My students loved this book!!!

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      June 15, 2017 at 9:21 AM

      🙂 I laughed so much thinking about it today!

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        Roda said:
        June 15, 2017 at 9:22 AM

        I can hear the voices in my head! Run run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the stinky cheese man! Thanks for the laugh!

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        June 15, 2017 at 9:23 AM

        hah! anytime 🙂

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        Roda said:
        June 15, 2017 at 9:24 AM

        This book makes me think of other favorites. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! I still crack up just thinking about it!

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    carhicks said:
    June 15, 2017 at 5:33 PM

    I love this book. I used to read it to my students all the time. I have my own copy that I will never give up.

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