Synopses & Reviews
Wonderfully quirky, this book breathes new life into staid children's stories. In these irreverent variations on well-known themes, the ugly duckling grows up to be an ugly duck, and the princess who kisses the frog wins only a mouthful of amphibian slime.
"A book that will undoubtedly appeal to those who know the original stories and have a good sense of the absurd." Children's Literature
"Clearly, it is necessary to be familiar with the original folktales to understand the humor of these versions. Those in the know will laugh out loud." School Library Journal
About the Author
Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith have collaborated on the award-winning titles The True Story of The Three Little Pigs; The Stinky Cheese Man; Math Curse; Squids Will Be Squids; Baloney, Henry P.; Science Verse
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. Jon Scieszka lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Lane Smith is a Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator. His latest book, John, Paul, George & Ben, was a New York Times best seller. He lives in Connecticut.