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The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Fairytales by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

Image from Wikipedia My first Jon Scisezka and Lane Smith experience came in the form of The Time Warp Trio book 13. I had fun reading that book and also very much enjoyed the illustrations. The Stinky Cheese Man, true to the form of both Sciezka and Lane, has humor, wit, and amazing illustrations. From Wikipedia : The Stinky Cheese Man and Fairly Stupid Tales is a postmodern children's book by Jon Scieszka. Published in 1992 by Viking, it is a collection of twisted, humorous parodies of famous children's stories and fairy tales, such as "Little Red Riding Hood", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Gingerbread Man". Illustrated in a unique style by Lane Smith, the book won the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award, was a Caldecott Honor book, and has won numerous other awards in various countries. The book has proved to be popular with children and adults, as its lighthearted approach creates interest while educating young readers about some of

ReaderCon Filipino Friday: ReaderCon Expectations

I expect that.... I will not make it to the Filipino ReaderCon.....whine, whine, whine, rant, rant rant. Okay, now that I've gotten that off my chest. I'll move on to phase 2. Pretending that I can actually make it there. So here are my expectations: 1. Keynote Speech entitled No Line in the Horizon by Carljoe Javier  I expect this one to make me feel oh so smart after. What, with words like "prosumer", "dynamics", "perspective" written in the teaser over at the FilipinoReaderCon site. I think this will allow me to understand how the reader, writer, and blogger cross paths. 2. Panel Discussions:  The Why and How of Book Blogging Panelists: Tarie Sabido ( Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind ), Charles Tan ( Bibliophile Stalker ), Chachic Fernandez ( Chachic’s Book Nook ), Aldrin Calimlim ( Fully Booked. Me ), Sasha Martinez ( Sasha & the Silverfish ). Facilitator: Honey de Peralta ( Coffeespoons ). I expect that this will be awesome! I

In My Mailbox

In my Mailbox is a meme hosted by Story Siren . It features books you've received and bought during the week.  The last Filipino Friday Topic left me with a huge case of embarassment. So I finally got a Filipino Literature to add to my reading list. And a kick ass one to boot. TRESE: MURDER ON BALETE DRIVE Written by Budjette Tan, Art by Kajo Baldisim When the sun sets in the city of Manila, don't you dare make a wrong turn and end up in that dimly-lit side of the metro, where aswang run the most-wanted kidnapping rings, where kapre are the kingpins of crime, and engkantos slip through the cracks and steal your most precious possessions. When the crime takes a trun for the weird, the police call Alexandra Trese. Trese: Murder On Balete Drive contains the following:  Case 1: At the Intersection of Balete and 13th Street  Case 2: Rules of the Race  Case 3: The Tragic Case of Dr. Burgos  Case 4: Our Secret Constellation It's time to change my ways and start getting i

ReaderCon Filipino Friday: Filipino Literature

Yes, I do read Filipino Literature but the quantity is a bit disappointing the cause being that of me wanting my comfort reads more. YA, children's lit, fantasy etc. Anyhow, I am a fan of Jessica Zafra. If you want some dose of humor and wit try her books. I have her Twisted (1-9) books, Womenagerie, Mananaggal Terrorizes Manila, Twisted Travels, and The Flip Reader. I also love Pol Medina Jr.'s Pugad Baboy Comics, they're hilarious. I think I have 1 until 21. If you want to feel nostalgic read Bob Ong's ABNKKBSNPLAko. It's funny and it brings back memories of student life. And I also love Mina Esguerra'a Fairy Tale Fail, my copy is an e-book that I won from Chachic's Book Nook (Thanks Chachic!). I don't read that many chick lits but I really liked this one. It was such a fun and kilig read. It's a whole lot relatable too because the setting is here in the Philippines and the characters are Filipinos. Well that's about it. This is my shortest p