Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables

Paperback | May 26, 2003

byJon ScieszkaIllustratorLane Smith

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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.

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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...

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....

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 12.06 × 9.06 × 0.13 inPublished:May 26, 2003Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142500402

ISBN - 13:9780142500408

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from not just for kids I read this book with a good friend of mine, and even though neither of us is in grade school anymore, we thought it was great! Witty humor that goes beyond age constricts.
Date published: 2001-03-06

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"[Has] and in-your-face attitude that will hold reader's rapt attention." -Publishers Weekly