The book is written by Jon Scieszka and this review was done by April. This book is one of my favorite books because I can read it over and over and still end up laughing. This book is a collection of little short stories, told by the narrator named Jack (From Jack and Beanstalk). There are 11 short stories in this book; Chicken Licken, The Princess and The Bowling Ball, The Really Ugly Duckling, The Other Frog Prince, Little Red Running Shorts, Jack's Bean Problem, Giant Story, Jack's Story, Cinderumpelstiltskin or the Girl Who Really Blew It, The Tortoise and the Hair, and finally, the Stinky Cheese Man. This whole book is about Jack, the narrator, trying to tell all about the stories in the book. He has trouble doing that because the Little Red Hen keeps interupting him when he is trying to tell a story. The reason the Little Red Hen keeps bothering him is because she wants to tell her story about baking bread and that no one helped her make it.
The most famous story in this book, is the Stinky Cheese Man. It is a knockoff of the Gingerbread Man, but of course with a strange funny twist to it. The story is about a Little Old Lady and a Little Old Man. They were both lonely, so the Little Old Lady decides to make a man out of some stinky cheese. She gave him two olives for eyes and a piece of bacon for a mouth. She put him in the oven to bake. When she opened the oven door, a strong odor fell upon the Little Old Man and the Little Old Lady. They both decide that they weren't lonely anymore. The Stinky Cheese Man goes around say that famous quote, "Run,run,run as fast you can. You can't catch me. I'm the Stinky Cheese Man!"
What will become of the Stinky Cheese Man? Will he end up like the Gingerbread Man? Will the Little Red Hen ever get to tell her story? Read these hilarous stupid tales to find out. I believe that this book is great for the whole family. The reason why is because I think everyone will enjoy it, even the adults!