Skip to content
Paperback The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Book

ISBN: 0590476769

ISBN13: 9780590476768

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales

Select Format

Select Condition ThriftBooks Help Icon


Format: Paperback

Condition: Good

Save $1.66!
List Price $5.95

2 Available

Book Overview

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,... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

8 ratings

Not a fan. This one was too creepy for my grands.

I got rid of this book to be honest. It was a let down. Got it for Christmas for my kiddos and it was just too much for me. So It is a no for this house.

Hilariously funny.

Always great to read a different perspective on children stories. My kids live this book.

Exactly what I expected condition wise

It's a fun, goofy take on Fairy Tales that keeps your child's interest to the end easily. Also, a childhood favorite of mine.

I love this book!!

I love this I use read it when I was kid know I buy for my neathfew & niece..

Sam S's review

It is a really funny book. It has lots of rhymes. It is one of the best book I have ever read!

I can't read it cause I can't stop laughing!

I brought this book for my son at a book sale at his school. As any other good mother I decided to read this book to my son. That was a complete failure because I couldn't get the words out because I was laughing so hard. If you need a good case of the sillies this is the book for you.

Still is One of My Favorites......Even Today!!!

Hey, I may be in college, but this was a book I read all the time when I was little. I'm currently taking Children's Lit, which requires me reading 70 children's books. I found this one burried in my room, forgetting that I still owned it. I read it, and it still made me laugh. "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" is one entertaining book.It's some of your favorite fairy tales.....except told in parody form. They're hillarious. My favorites are "Jack's Bean Problem," "Little Red Running Shorts," "Chicken Licken," and "The Really Ugly Duckling." But they're all very funny. The Little Red Hen will crack you up as she blabbers on about how no one is helping her and how horrible this book is.The book is by Jon Scieszka and is illustrated by Lane Smith.It doesn't matter how old you are, this is one of the funniest children's book I have ever read. Fun for all ages. Great writing and pictures. Have a look whenever you can. I'm sure you will not regret it.

Hilarious for children of all ages

This children's book is a hilarious tongue-in-cheek retelling of noted fairy tales. When I first read this book I laughed and laughed (I'm over 50); but, I said to myself that little children (certainly in the age group given by the publisher and the professional reviewers) would miss most of the humor. And preschoolers would be even less able to see the humor. Thus, I began to agree with the other customer reviewers who only gave the book one or two stars. But, notice that I gave the book five stars. Look at the other comments. And look at the responses you see from children that you may come in contact with. Children really enjoy the lampooning of tales they have heard thousands of time. Let us not forget that children tend to be smarter than we may think! Lampooning has always been popular (I really don't understand the comments made by an earlier adult reviewer who thought the book was simply stupid). One of the most hilarious tales of ancient Greece was a lampoon of the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" by Pigres entitled "The Battle of the Frogs and Mice" (also known as "Batrachomyomachia"). The humor of lampoons seem to be "over-the-head" of some adults but not over-the-head of most children! This children's book was illustrated by Lane Smith and it was a 1993 Caldecott Honor book (i.e., a runner-up to the Medal winner) for best illustrations in a book for children.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales Mentions in Our Blog

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales in The Funniest Humor & Joke Books to Read for April Fools' Day
The Funniest Humor & Joke Books to Read for April Fools' Day
Published by ThriftBooks Team • March 30, 2022

Since April Fools' Day is such a funny unofficial holiday, we thought it would be perfect to highlight some of our favorite funny books, joke books, and humor books available at ThriftBooks.

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales in 6 Famous Author and Illustrator Duos
6 Famous Author and Illustrator Duos
Published by Beth Clark • November 26, 2018
When authors like Roald Dahl and Jon Scieszka pair up with illustrators like Quentin Blake and Lane Smith, the result is nothing short of magic that both parents and kids love to read over and over and over! (And over…)
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales in 30 Books Your Family Can Enjoy Together This Thanksreading
30 Books Your Family Can Enjoy Together This Thanksreading
Published by Beth Clark • November 07, 2018
Between Movember, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and a cornucopia of other observances and celebrations, November is busy. Which makes causes like Family Literacy Month tempting to skim or even skip. Enter Thanksreading, invented as a way to connect the random dots and promote our favorite thing ever (ahem, besides our stellar customers), BOOKS! Big, small, square, and tall…we have them all. Below are 30 titles handpicked with love for newborns to centenarians, and everyone in between, because families that read together succeed together, and holidays are all about hanging with the ones you love. (And about food—so much food—but that's a separate blog.)
Copyright © 2023 Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information | Cookie Preferences | Accessibility Statement
ThriftBooks® and the ThriftBooks® logo are registered trademarks of Thrift Books Global, LLC
GoDaddy Verified and Secured