Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables

Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables


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Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables by Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith

Sure we'd all love to be able to go around telling stories about all the weird, scary, and just-plain-annoying people that we know. But the truth is, no one likes a gossip. Here, the irrepressible Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith have found a way around that problem-they just make like Aesop and change all the people to animals or food, add a moral to each story, and call the stories fables!

With tales like "Little Walrus," in which too much of the truth is a dangerous thing, the cautionary "Slug's Big Moment," wherein Slug is so caught up in herself that she doesn't see the steamroller behind her, and "Straw and Matches," which illustrates quite clearly why you should never play with matches (because they cheat), the eighteen fables in this uproarious collection are sure to delight readers both young and old.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142500408
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/26/2003
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 106,669
Product dimensions: 9.06(w) x 12.06(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile: AD650L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Multiple award-winning author Jon Scieszka grew up in Flint, Michigan, the second oldest and the nicest of six boys. Jon went to school at Culver Military Academy in Indiana where he was a Lieutenant; Albion College in Michigan where he studied to be a doctor; and Columbia University in New York, where he received an M.F.A. in fiction. He taught elementary school in New York for ten years in a variety of positions. He is the author of many books for children including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales (illustrated by Lane Smith), the Caldecott Honor book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs (illustrated by Lane Smith), and Math Curse (illustrated by Lane Smith).  In addition to his work as an author, Jon also runs a web-based literacy program called “Guys Read” that is designed to encourage boys, particularly reluctant readers, to get involved with books. In 2008, Jon was named the country’s first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a joint effort of the Library of Congress and the Children’s Book Council. During his two-year role as Ambassador, he acted as a spokesperson for children’s literature, speaking to groups of parents, teachers, and children to encourage the importance of reading. You can visit Jon online at www.jsworldwide.com.

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Squids Will Be Squids 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love this book! it is so funny i am gonna make my teacer read it and my mom dad and best friend. if you have not read this book read it. and if you are get ready to smile and laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This should be classified as humor rather than a juvie book. I absolutely love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 8th grade gifted social studies teacher just read us some of these stories and they are halarious!!! a little twisted, but halarious, especally for the unusually gifted or stange kids with a fun sence of humor. i highly recomend it!!!
craigteach More than 1 year ago
I first came across this book while taking a children's literature course in college and I laughed out loud numerous times while reading it. This is a perfect book for parent and teachers, as well as for the children that they love!
dancer32 More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It is very cute and funny.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious. My 6 year old did not quite 'get it', but my husband and I thought it was really cute.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My brother gave my 3 yr. old this book for Christmas. I wasn't quite sure what to expect, but once I read it, I was won over to Scieszka's creative mind and Smith's vivid illustrations that bring the craziness of the stories to life! I think I enjoyed the book more than my son did, but he enjoyed seeing me crack up. I enjoyed the fresh morals of the imaginative fables.