- STAFF PICKS
- GIFTS + GIFT CARDS
- SELL BOOKS
- FIND A STORE
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Squids Will Be Squidsby Jon Scieszka
Synopses & Reviews
Sure we'd all love to be able to go around telling stories about all the weird, scary, and just-plain-annoying people that we know. But the truth is, no one likes a gossip. Here, the irrepressible Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith have found a way around that problem-they just make like Aesop and change all the people to animals or food, add a moral to each story, and call the stories fables!
With tales like "Little Walrus," in which too much of the truth is a dangerous thing, the cautionary "Slug's Big Moment," wherein Slug is so caught up in herself that she doesn't see the steamroller behind her, and "Straw and Matches," which illustrates quite clearly why you should never play with matches (because they cheat), the eighteen fables in this uproarious collection are sure to delight readers both young and old.
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year
The irrepressible team of Scieszka and Smith have found a way tell stories about all the weird, scary, and annoying people everyone knows: they just make like Aesop and change all the people to animals or food, add a moral to each story, and call these 18 stories fables. Full color.
About the Author
Jon Scieszka is a former elementary school teacher who broke onto the children's book scene with the bestselling picture book The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, which, along with his other collaborations with Lane Smith, have earned the pair cult status and acclaim. Jon is also the author of the popular Time Warp Trio series.
Lane Smith has written and illustrated a number of successful picture books in addition to those he has created with Jon Scieszka. His illustrations have also appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and on record albums. He has won gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators for his work, and received a Caldecott Honor for The Stinky Cheese Man.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Other books you might like