THE STINKY CHEESE MAN AUTHOR COMES TO TOWN.
When I heard that award-winning children’s author Jon Scieszka was coming to town this weekend, I immediately thought of his fab book, The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, a favorite in my house of dudes! Scieszka is the featured author for “Cool Brains! Inprint Readings for Young People” this Sunday, February 24 at 3pm at Johnston Middle School. He’ll talk about his work and will take questions from the audience. A book sale and signing will follow, giving families a chance to visit with the author.
Jon Scieszka is the National Ambassador for Children’s Literature emeritus and the bestselling author of more than 25 books for kids, including his first picture book, The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs! By A. Wolf; Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales; Math Curse; Robot Zot!; and the Time Warp Trio series. Most of his best-known works were written in collaboration with illustrator Lane Smith, and he has sold more than 11 million copies of his books worldwide and won more than 20 prizes. Most recently, Scieszka founded “Guys Read” to encourage a passion for reading among young boys, with the philosophy that boys love to read most when they are reading things they love. Booklist says of the first Guys Read volume, a collection of stories by authors such as Jack Gantos, Kate DiCamillo, Eoin Colfer, David Lubar, and Christopher Paul Curtis, “A must-have collection for the boys in your library—and while you’re at it, get a copy for the girls, too!” And Booklist says of his third and latest Spaceheadz book, "With plenty of twists, lots of well-timed comic noises, and even a hilarious section narrated by Major Fluffy, this is sure to delight fans, while recruiting new ones. Another laugh factory between covers."
“Cool Brains!” will take place at Johnston Middle School, 10410 Manhattan Drive. The doors will open at 2:30pm and admission is free and open to the public. Enter here to win a free, signed poster at the reading (must be present to win).