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The Stinky Cheese Man

And Other Fairly Stupid Tales



ON SALE: October 1st 1992

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers


A Caledecott Honor Book
A New York Times Best Illustrated Book

This award-winning picture book is a wild, irreverent collection of reimagined fairy tales from the author and illustrator of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!. Makes for an extremely fun and funny read-aloud for the whole family.

A long time ago, people used to tell magical stories of wonder and enchantment. Those stories were called Fairy Tales. Those stories are not in this book. The stories in this book are Fairly Stupid Tales.

In this fourth wall-breaking picture book, young readers will delight in the strange twists on familiar tales. From “The Stinky Cheese Man” to “Cinderummpelstiltskin” these unique, hilarious retellings poke fun at classic stories and characters. The wonderfully offbeat and bizarre illustrations, as well as innovative play with typography and book design, make for a one-of-kind masterpiece from two powerhouse children’s book creators.

Story List:

· Chicken Licken
· The Princess and the Bowling Ball
· The Really Ugly Duckling
· The Other Frog Prince
· Little Red Running Shorts
· Jack’s Bean Problem (including Giant Story / Jack’s Story)
· Cinderummpelstiltskin (Or The Girl Who Really Blew It)
· The Tortoise and the Hair
· The Stinky Cheese Man

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