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ERIC Number: EJ785088
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Scieszka's "The Stinky Cheese Man": A Tossed Salad of Parodic Re-Versions
Pantaleo, Sylvia
Children's Literature in Education, v38 n4 p277-295 Dec 2007
"The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" (1992) by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith was awarded a Randolph Caldecott Honor Medal in 1993. Scieszka and Smith subvert textual authority through playing "with literary and cultural codes and conventions" (McCallum 1996, p. 400) in their metafictive text. In this article, I discuss the intertextual and parodic nature of "The Stinky Cheese Man" and explore Grade 5 students' responses to this postmodern picturebook. Excerpts from students' written responses and small group peer-led discussions illustrate some of their responses to and interpretations of the re-versions of the tales, the interactive nature of the characters and the obtrusive narrator, and the design of the book.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 5
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Language: English
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