The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
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4+
Release Date
October 01, 1992
ISBN
9780670844876
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The entire book, with its unconventional page arrangement and eclectic, frenetic mix of text and picures, is a spoof on the art of book design and the art of the fairy tale. The individual tales, such as he Really Ugly Ducklingand ittle 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!

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Pretty good, younger kids won't understand the humor
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Reader reviewed by Dede

This book is basically a spoof of certain fairy tales:  Chicken Licken, The Princess and the Pea becomes The Princess and the Bowling Ball; The Ugly Duckling becomes The Really Ugly Duckling, Little Red Riding Hood becomes Little Red Running Shorts, etc.  These new stories are a bit odd and off the wall but that is what makes them so funny.  It says good for ages 4 and up, but my 5 year old didn't grasp the humor, just thought they were real fairy tales.  My 7 year old was offended by these takes on the classics, but in a funny way.  I enjoyed all of the stories, it's a good way to find a little humor in a small book.
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