Zuno’s Pick

Fairy tales go bad in The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. When princess after princess fails to notice the pea under the mattresses, the prince takes matters into his own hands and substitutes a bowling ball. Little Red Running Shorts races the wolf to her granny’s house and wins. Other stories like The Really Ugly Duckling, The Tortoise and the Hair, and Jack’s Bean Problem may send the Grimm Brothers spinning, but will bring readers a heaping dose of humor and reality. The wacky illustrations earned this book a Caldecott Honor medal.

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