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STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES

SCIESZKA JON SMITH LANE

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ISBN 10: 067084487X / ISBN 13: 9780670844876
Published by VIKING, NY, 1992
Condition: FINE Hardcover
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A CRISP CLEAN FIRST PRINTING UNMARKED SOLID BINDING NO APPARENT FLAWS JACKET IS UNCLIPPED AND UNRIPPED VERY BRIGHT ORIGINAL PRICE 16.00 ONE SMALL AREA OF RUBBING ON BACK OF JACKET. Bookseller Inventory # 005528

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Title: STINKY CHEESE MAN AND OTHER FAIRLY STUPID ...

Publisher: VIKING, NY

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: HARD COVER

Illustrator: SMITH LANE

Book Condition:FINE

Dust Jacket Condition: NEAR FINE

Edition: FIRST PRINTING.

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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!
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If geese had graves, Mother Goose would be rolling in hers. The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales retells--and wreaks havoc on--the allegories we all thought we knew by heart. In these irreverent variations on well-known themes, the ugly duckling grows up to be an ugly duck, and the princess who kisses the frog wins only a mouthful of amphibian slime. The Stinky Cheese Man deconstructs not only the tradition of the fairy tale but also the entire notion of a book. Our naughty narrator, Jack, makes a mockery of the title page, the table of contents, and even the endpaper by shuffling, scoffing, and generally paying no mind to structure. Characters slide in and out of tales; Cinderella rebuffs Rumpelstiltskin, and the Giant at the top of the beanstalk snacks on the Little Red Hen. There are no lessons to be learned or morals to take to heart--just good, sarcastic fun that smart-alecks of all ages will love.

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