Jon Scieszka puts a humorous (and somewhat disgusting) spin on popular fairy tales in "The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales." The narrator, Jack, from "Jack and the Beanstalk," brings fairy tale characters to life through witty dialogue and fractured stories. With stories such as, "Little Red Running Shorts," and "The Princess and the Bowling Ball," readers must read closely to catch the hilarious twists, crafted by Scieszka.
Scieszka's ability to relate to children's humor and Lane Smith's unique artwork make this book a "must-read" for kids. The clever puns and jokes spun from favorite tales keep children and adults laughing out loud. The interesting text and graphic features of this book construct its interactive and eye-catching nature. I particularly enjoyed the "surprise" at the end. Without giving away too much information, I would compare it to the "after the credits" clips that filmmakers occasionally sneak into movies.