The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

By Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith (Illustrator)

The Little Red Hen talks in red letters and the giant talks in capitals in this irreverent retelling of the gingerbread man and other time-honored tales. The avant-garde art (“rendered in oil and vinegar” according to the book note) lampoons twentiethcentury art in the process. Interdependence of words, visual images, and even the process of book design and publication extract every possible laugh in this outrageous collaboration.

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