Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: `Chicken Licken', `The Princess and the Bowling Ball'; `The Really Ugly Duckling', and `Jack's Bean Problem'. Chosen by children as the Book of the Year for the Federation of Children's Book Groups, the book was described by She magazine as, `The most delightful collection of stories a young cynic could hope to read'.
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Johann David Wyss (1743-1818) was, like the narrator of his famous story, a Swiss pastor who had four sons. He is best remembered for Swiss Family Robinson which it is said was inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and which became an international classic bestseller....More about Jon Scieszka
Jory John is the author of the picture books I Will Chomp You! and Quit Calling Me a Monster!, both illustrated by Bob Shea, and Goodnight Already! and I Love You Already!, illustrated by Benji Davies. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling novel, The Terrible Two, and the bestseller All My Friends Are Dead, among many other books. He lives in...More about Lane Smith