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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales | Jon Scieszka
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"Good, sarcastic fun that smart-alecks of all ages will love." --Amazon.com
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jdowney

“Well as it turned out, he was just a really ugly duckling”

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jdowney

Teachers could have fun with this book using different voices for the characters and with the way it is written.

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jdowney
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Published in 1992, this book won the Caldecott Medal. This is a collection of classic fairytales, retold in a humorous way. It puts a spin on the stories we all know and love. Kids would love this book as it holds lots of humor. This would be a great book when talking about adaptations of fairytales, and when students are writing their own versions.

marleed I still have my original 1992 copy! 4mo
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OliviaBuck
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This TL book is a great way to introduce (or reintroduce) traditional fairy tales to students. It puts a humorous twist on stories such as The Ugly Duckling and Little Red Riding Hood. This is a great book to use as a RA over several days, since there are several stories within. https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/stinky-cheese-man-lesson-plan/ is a great resource to review, because it allows students to use their creativity...

OliviaBuck ...to draw the plot of each story. EL 14- simplify your speech by making it slower and redundant aligns with this book because it is easy to adjust your voice and tone to fit each story. UDL 3.1- activate or supply background knowledge applies because students may already be aware of the TL these stories come from. #ucflae3414sp21 2y
Blueberry Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith 💙 2y
KeanaE Wow you have brought me back! I totally forgot about this book, thank you for reminding me. Buying this 2y
DrSpalding Read aloud- yes ...Crayola resource- yes… Your English learner and universal design principle work well. You would definitely want to use this in the upper grades after students are very familiar with the original tales. 2y
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Tabitha_H
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Blast from the past! This Folktale, PB is a hilarious spin on traditional literature like the Gingerbread Man. This book is a Caldecott Honor from 1993 and would make a great RA for the older students. It would be fun to compare and contrast the different stories with the originals. ReadThinkWrite.org offers a lesson plan where student can create there own “fractured” fairy tale. UDL principle would be 3.2, highlight patterns, relationships etc.

Tabitha_H #UCFLAE3414SP20 The ESOL strategy I would use would be #50, For content comprehension use a variety of comprehension activities, ex: KWL, learning logs, role playing etc. 3y
marleed I read this book aloud so often through the 90s! 3y
Brennap Yes I remember this book from when I was young. Definitely would be good to discuss folktales and stories 3y
DrSpalding This is an excellent book! Older students can be exposed to these variants and can connect to the original versions they may have heard in the primary grades. 3y
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Jasxnicole
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Stumbled upon one of my all-time favorite books on a bookstore run today ... maybe this is where I started to gravitate towards fairy tale retellings?

As an added bonus, the graphic designer in me LOVES the page design and typography in this - so much fun to flip through and see how far they took the tiniest details!😍

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I definitely remember this from when I was a kid. Great score! 3y
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Jgolub13
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Do you think you know the classic fairy tales? Think again. I love this F book by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. It takes a bunch of classic fairy tales and turns them into brand new stories that children will love. It is a hilarious book that everyone will enjoy. #ucflae3414f19
This book won the Caldecott Honor for its fantastic illustrations by Lane Smith

Jgolub13 My UDL principle is Offer alternatives for visual information (1.3). My ESOL strategy will be Focus on thinking skills; predict, categorize, classify, observe and report (oral-written-pictorial), sequence, summarize 3y
Jgolub13 The lesson plan I found involves many levels, and it helps students who are on different reading levels. It involves making story boards for each re imagined story. The most challenging compare the original to the new story. https://www.teachingbooks.net/clp.cgi?master_id=6433&lf_id=9 3y
DrSpalding This traditional literature variant is so fun and certainly not meant for younger students. Use this in your intermediate grades and compare and contrast the original with these hilarious versions. 3y
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destaneefolden

“I stuck it on to the end here so it would fill up the page and make it look like I really knew what I was talking about.“

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destaneefolden

This is a great book if you have time on your hands. Although it's a charming book that makes me smile, it's long and it could be hard to keep some students engaged.

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destaneefolden
Pickpick

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid tales is a Caldecott honor book. I really like this book because it is a bunch of stories retold into funnier versions for kids. I like that it takes the classic tales that kids mostly know already and gives them a new and funnier version of the classically loved tale. I think this is a good book that would make even the most stubborn student laugh.

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“The fox coughed, gagged, and sneezed, and the Stinky Cheese Man flew off his back and into the river where he fell apart. The End”

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Cd053917
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“The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” was written by Jon Scieszka in 1992 and is a Caldecott Honor book. This is one of my top picks and is a great twist to my childhood favorite stories! Stories like “Little Red Riding Hood“ and “Jack and the Bean Stock“ are twisted into Jon Sciezka's unique version and allow you to see how creative this author gets with both story tales and illustrations!

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Cd053917

The Stinky Cheese Man is a great twist on our childhood favorite stories! It provides a good sense of creativity and is a good laugh for my future students!

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JoScho
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Look at this awesome find! Stinky Cheese Man found at Homegoods 🧀

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego That's awesome!! 3y
Johanna414 Amazing! 3y
mrp27 Awesome! 3y
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emtobiasz Nice!!! 🧀 3y
ozma.of.oz OMG That‘s amazing! I have to find one immediately! ❤️ 3y
rabbitprincess OMG I need this!!! 3y
OrangeMooseReads That‘s awesome! 3y
tammysue How cute is that ! 💛 3y
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BacklistReader
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Number 13 complete.

This one is for my Exceeds Expectations in Divination.

One of my childhood books and it‘s still great. I was even able to get my partner to read it to me 😁

#beatthebacklist #beatthebacklist2019 #magicalreadathon2019 #newtsreadathon2019

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Alexisjordan5
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Fairy tale•Caldecott Medal•RT
The Stinky Cheese Man is a different version of the story the Gingerbread Man.
Readers Theatre: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Readers-Theater-The-Stinky-Cheese-Ma...
EL: reenact the story
UDL:1.1
#UCFSU19

raqueldonna Never heard of this, but sounds fun. You could do a compare & contrast of the 2 stories! 4y
TracyHayes The first time I heard this was during our book reenactments last semester. I can see why kids love it. 4y
Lindseyraepalmx I‘ve always loved this book, I agree with the comment above about comparing and contrasting the two stories. You could also use this as a re-enactment! 4y
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melindamcmullen84
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Could we even talk about TL without boosting this great book!? The Caldecott Honor & New York Times Best Illustrated Book winner tells the most hilarious spin offs of our familiar stories like Red Riding Hood, Ugly Duckling and Gingerbread Man. This could be a fun S activity after a RA, because the students would get a good laugh while retelling these stories! #LAE3414sp19

melindamcmullen84 How awesome that Crayola joined in for lesson building? https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/stinky-cheese-man-lesson-plan/ I love this lesson plan—A lot of group discussions and collaborations! 4y
melindamcmullen84 UDL 7.2 (relevance, value, authenticity), 3.2 (highlight patterns, main ideas, features) and 6.2 (support planning & strategy development) are just a few that could be used in this lesson plan. 4y
melindamcmullen84 ESOL 2 (small group cooperation), 4 (link lesson to prior knowledge) and 30 (use diagrams and aids to identify concepts & relationships) are all part of this assignment. 4y
DrSpalding I truly love that you utilized the Crayola site here -Crayola of course is such an important part of our classrooms! 4y
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ericarobynreads
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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a hilarious collection of stories that are a bit familiar, but with darker twists. These tales have wonderfully odd illustrations & they are organized in such an unconventional but fun way.

Since this one was such a memorable book from my childhood, I would love to recommend it to children today. But: https://www.ericarobynreads.com/childrens-book-review-the-stinky-cheese-man/

wordzie 😎 4y
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I think this book would be great for kids interested in fictional characters who appear more realistic. The book would be best read aloud, when the teacher or book reader can provide a better experience with emphasis and enthusiasm. I think this is a book kids would enjoy and can easily be turned into a Segway into a lesson about folk tales and how they can change over time.

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This book is a nursery rhyme book. All of the rhymes have characters, drawings and a life for their own. Each character feels real and the book ultimately feels like the make believe animals are real, and are writing this book about their lives in their rhymes.

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deneb
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Funny, funny, funny. Must be read aloud. Include some children who know their fairy tales.

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Eggs
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#sundayfunday @sebrittain
And:
Ella Enchanted
West Side Story
The Rough Face Girl

sebrittainclark I loved the True Story of The Three Little Pigs when I was a kid! 4y
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cswaingiggles
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The kiddos in our lives only get books as girders for Christmas/Yule. I‘m sure we will get our child more in the future, but we are that aunt and uncle and I wear that badge proudly.

cswaingiggles *as gifts 4y
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GatheringBooks
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#SeptemberDanes Day 8: This tiny little #StupidMan or stinky cheese man is what has made me fall in love with kidlit. Seriously. Unapologetically Clever, endlessly entertaining, and delightfully postmodern. For more recommendations of fractured fairytales, here is a list I made in 2011: https://wp.me/pDlzr-2vH

Kalalalatja Sounds delightful! 4y
MKbookworm It was nearly impossible to check this out of my grade school library it was so popular 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I loved this book when I was a kid! 4y
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JoScho One of my faves! 4y
LiteraryinLawrence I remember this book!!! 4y
rabbitprincess YES this is one of my all-time faves! 4y
Cinfhen GREAT PICK 😍 4y
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FantasyChick
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FINALLY Friday!!!
1. Tagged because I don't think there is just one I prefer over the others.
2. Shrek. Always Shrek 💚
3. 9:10
4. Egg. That does not belong on sandwiches

Tagging anyone who wants to celebrate Friday!!!

#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

JoScho Yes Stinky Cheese Man! 5y
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JoScho
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Childhood favorite for #favoritetitle #riotgrams

rabbitprincess YES!!!! I love this book! 5y
SomedayAlmost A fun one! 5y
JosieG Oh man! I haven't read this in years, but I'm going to find it and share it with my kiddos now! 💜 5y
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Bria Omg! I loved this book sooo much! It even smelled weird! 😂 5y
JoScho @rabbitprincess @SomedayAlmost @JosieG @bria Stinky Cheese Man love! 🧀 ❤️ 5y
Bookish_AF I was obsessed with this book when I was a kid !! 😂 5y
laundry_piles Ha! Loved this! My daughter is currently obsessed! 5y
MoxieFontaine This was always one of my favorite stories growing up!! 5y
overtheedge A favorite ❤ 5y
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IamIamIam
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One of my favorite children's books!!! Who can resist some fairly stupid tales? It's an incredibly fun read aloud and both my kids both cracked up while we read it. They liked the Giant and the Little Red Hen the best! "Oh MAN! What is that funky smell?!"
#kidlit #raisingreaders

JoScho I loved this one so much!! 5y
IamIamIam @JoScho It's really hysterical!!! A guy I knew in college had it because he ended up becoming a kindergarten teacher. I fell in love the minute I read it!!! Lol 5y
JoScho lol my mom was a kindergarten teacher and she would read it to us. I recently bought her a stinky cheese man enamel pin! 5y
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Ryanne.H
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The Stinky Cheese man is a TL folktale Caldecott Medal book that takes a fun and quirky take on classic fairytale stories. This would best be utilized as a RA to students, followed by this activity http://readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/games-tools/fractured-fai... Students will use this interactive tool to change the essential elements of fairy tale stories while also understanding setting, plot, and POV. Using

Ryanne.H UDL guidelines 4.2 & 2.5 students will be able to optimize their learning through technological support and illustrate their ideas through media. For ESOL strategies 8 & 6 teachers can show students how to use this online tool through monitoring and then monitor their comprehension by assisting students that need help with the tool. #UCFLAE3414SP18 5y
LisaMart @Ryanne.H I checked this book out for a Litsy post too!! I remember reading it when I was a kid. Great resource for this book! 5y
DrSpalding I agree, wonderful resource. This would be considered a folklore variant. Little red running shorts for example is the authors version of little red riding hood. Nice alignment. 5y
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night_shift
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Well these are my favorite books, some since childhood, so I suppose they all define me. Take that as you will, I guess. 😊

#bookthatdefinesyou #booksandshelfiesM18 @Amabear

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Stinky Cheese Man!! 🧀👌 5y
night_shift @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego YES! My favorite picture book ever! So silly! 🤣 5y
JoScho I loved The Stinky Cheese Man! 5y
night_shift @JoScho 👍👍😃 5y
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amyqualk
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Went to Goodwill today. All these books for $10!!!! 😁📚📖

DrSpalding Nice haul Amy!!! 5y
AJones What a bargain! Which Goodwill did you go to? 5y
amyqualk The one on alafaya in Oviedo! 5y
Sabrinac Wow! That‘s awesome, I‘ll have to go look (: 5y
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MeganMc
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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is such a fun book to read. It is a great TL to have as an IR. This is a book that puts a modern twist on all the classic stories. It is very comical and definitely meant for older grades! This book shows you the “true side” of these famous fairy tales and you will for sure have a good laugh. #UCFLAE3414f17

MeganMc http://www.jsworldwide.com/just_the_facts.html This website is just as fun as the book. It shows you pictures of the author, Jon Scieszka. It also shows you his other books and my favorite, it shows you all of his writing drafts for creating this exact book. I love that! The UDL would be 2.5 illustrate through multiple media. The EL would be 2 promote cooperation, I would have them read together to help the student better understand. 5y
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amandagrant
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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a hilariously enjoyable picture book that fractures traditional tales. It won the Caldecott medal for its capturing illustrations. It can be classified as either F or TL. Scieska is a fantastic author for an AS.

amandagrant https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/lesson-plans/teaching-content/i-hate-complai... This link contains a fun activity in which students write a letter complaining about the Stinky Cheese Man‘s smell. They will provide and get in return feedback from their peers.

UDL - 8.3 Foster collaboration and community

EL – 15. Reinforce the key ideas you present again and again

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EveAstrouck
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#UCFLAE3414F17 Stinky cheese man and other fairly stupid tales by Jon Scieszka is TL picture book that was one of my absolute favorites growing up! The book, a Caldecott Honor Award winner, puts a twist on many common fairy tales and always gets a good laugh in! This would be a great RA/ RT/ DR because there are so many different stories to enjoy.

EveAstrouck ESOL: 16 integrate speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. UDL: 3.2 highlight patterns , critical features, big ideas, and relationships
http://youtu.be/uGT1kENAueE
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KarinaGuillen This book is great! I love the humorous take on classic tales. 5y
DrSpalding Ha! This traditional literature Verriant is not for young children. It is so funny! Young children need to hear the original versions first and then in the middle grades hear these interesting variations. 5y
MorganH I loved these variations when i got to about 5th grade! Would be great for compare and contrast to the originals! 5y
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My #killertomatoes pick is The Stinky Cheese Man. It follows LibrarianRyan's description of a #killertomato...comedic, parodic, has a sentient being...

I checked this book out from the library the other day to read to my baby, but let's be honest, I really checked it out for myself...I think it's hilarious!

#monstermadness2017 #day13

LibrarianRyan I love this book. 👍🏻🤓👻 5y
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KarinaGuillen
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The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales is a Caldecott Honor Award winning, story telling picture book that puts a modern twist on TL. Within this book are several brief fairy tales with familiar characters but very unusual story lines. This is an ideal story telling book and a great addition to your elementary classroom library!! UDL principals 2.4 Promote understanding across languages & 2.5 Illustrate through multiple media

KarinaGuillen could both be utilized with this book. These stories can read and represented in several ways. EL principal 17 Provide contextual support through audio visuals, models, demonstrations, realia,body language, and facial expressions is vital while storytelling and could be perfectly utilized using this book. http://littlekinderwarriors.blogspot.com/2013/12/gingerbread-and-stinky-cheese.h... In the link attached are several different math 5y
KarinaGuillen and literacy activity that go along with the stories in this book. This book is so great because it could be used as a story to tell just to pass the time, or could be used throughout an entire segment! 5y
DrSpalding This is a great book for a possible storytelling. This folklore variant is widely used in the intermediate grades. You can compare these sarcastic tales with the originals. I am not sure about your UDL principle but your EL strategy is thoughtful. 5y
Aimeejett I have never heard of this book before. I might just have to read it. I like your website. I think activities that have to do with Math and a book are very good for students to do. 5y
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I may have not gotten to read my books while camping, but reading to our nephews by the fire made up for it ;)

Alfoster How adorable!😍😍😍 6y
Suet624 So sweet. 6y
ApoptyGina69 Totally! Where did you go? We will need to do birthday drinks soon. Leaving for Mexico June 27. 6y
Crystalblu We were up in Greyeagle, super lovely! Drinks anytime! @ApoptyGina69 ! 6y
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ericai
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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is a Caldecott winning book written by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. It contains fairy tales that are all written with a twist! It is a very interactive book full of humor kids will love! I remember reading this in school, and my teacher pretended like the cheese man snuck into our class! https://www.crayola.com/lesson-plans/stinky-cheese-man-lesson-plan/ #UCFLAE3414sp17

DrSpalding Crayola has wonderful lesson ideas to support teachers! 🖍 6y
Alisoncavicchi I had never heard of this book but I love Jon Scieszka's The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, and kids seem to enjoy the different vibe that his books give off! Definitely checking this one out next 6y
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I love Scieszka's stuff. It's weird and silly and I don't find it boring as hell to read to my kiddo, which is ideal! This corner of the couch is typically #whereiread at home!

#riotgrams #picturebooklove #17booklove @jess.how #picturebooks #kidlit

Lmstraubie Love John Scieszka & Lane Smith. Their humor is dead on for the audience they are trying to reach. 6y
night_shift @Lmstraubie yeah, I think so! 6y
LeslieO I just read the Stinky Cheeseman to my 2nd graders yesterday. I love reading Scieszka aloud! 6y
night_shift @LeslieO how fun! That's the first time I heard it.. some time in elementary school! 6y
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emtobiasz
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Some days #libraryschool homework is a glass of wine and Radical Change theory analysis of The Stinky Cheese Man. 📚🍷

BeththeBookDragon Hahaha, we love this book at my house! 6y
Bookchipmunk This book was a favorite in our house when my daughter was 'little' 6y
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