The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales

Author(s): Jon Scieszka; Lane Smith

Picture Books

The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and pictures, is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales, such as The Really Ugly Duckling and Little Red Running Shorts, can be extracted for telling aloud, with great success. Another masterpiece from the team that created The True Story of the Three Little Pigs
-Horn Book


Product Information

Jon Scieszka began to train as a doctor but left to take a course in fiction writing at Columbia University and to become a teacher. He lives in Brooklyn and spends his time writing and talking about books.


Lane Smith, an acclaimed author/illustrator, has achieved major success in his collaborations with Jon Scieszka. He also provided the original concept and illustrations for the hit film James and the Giant Peach. He lives in New York.

General Fields

  • : 9780140548969
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Puffin
  • : October 1996
  • : 265mm X 219mm X 4mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : May 1996
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : colour illustrations
  • : Jon Scieszka; Lane Smith
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Lane Smith
  • : English
  • : [E]
  • : From 5 to 99
  • : 56