S is for Scieszka – #AtoZChallenge

Scieszka . . . it rhymes with Fresca and I’m amazed every time I run into someone, especially if that person is a parent who, hasn’t heard of him. The conversation usually goes something like this:

“You’ve read The Stinky Cheese Man haven’t you?”

“The Stinky What?”

“Or The True Story of the Three Little Pigs?”

“Never heard of it.”

“You’ve at least heard of the Trucktown books?”

“No, sorry.”

“Or The Time Warp Trio?”

“Nope.”

“They’re written by Jon Scieszka.”

“Who?”

“He was the first National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. He’s written loads of books and they’re all really funny.”

(Silence.)

“His name rhymes with Fresca.”

“You mean the soft drink?”

*sigh*

So I implore you: go read a book by Jon Scieszka. Or maybe even two or three. You’ll be happy you did!

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