Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Title: The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Author: Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Publisher / Date: Penguin Group / 1992
Genre: Fiction, Picture Book
Themes: Parts of a book; writing; fairy tales, humor
Summary: Quirky short retelling of familiar classics including Little Red Running Shorts, The Really Ugly Duckling, Jack's Bean Problem and Cinderumpelstiltskin. The stories themselves are quiet humorous and anything but traditional. The book's pages are intentionally unconventional in order to teach the reader in a humorous way of the importance of page order and parts of a book such as the Table of Contents, font size, story development and the layout of space on a page.
Curriculum Connections:  Grades K-5: Writing conventions, parts of a book, fairy tables

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