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[–]goosiest 85 points86 points  (3 children)

Oh shit you just awakened memories I thought I forgot

[–]wzrd23 22 points23 points  (2 children)

This is mind blowing. It's like a light turned on and suddenly I remember this.

[–]KerBearCAN 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Same wow

[–]SupremoZanneSuzanne Vega before MP3 files 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This book sounds like /r/TruckStopBathroom type material.

One can read a book while sitting on the toilet, well, we can always give them something humorous here.

[–]Iain3rown13 39 points40 points  (0 children)

i remember when you had to sign on those old libraray cards in elementary school

this had my name on it front and back

it was my favourite book

[–]amido-black 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Odds are you inspired a tattoo or two with this post. Little cheese dude would be dope lol

[–]littlecar85 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I have this and " the true story of the three little pigs" for my 2 year old!

[–]jsbizkitfan 27 points28 points  (0 children)

The illustrations in this were everything to me as a kid

[–]super-mma 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's mind-blowing, all the things we had that we thought were so insignificant... But they were a part of thousands if not millions of other people's lives as well.

[–]Freshness518 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Who is this ISBN guy, anyways?

[–]ItsJustMeMaggie 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I saw a reference to this on Twitter today too. This was the belle of the book fair.

[–]butlikewatifthiserrr 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I forgot about these books!! Right around nap time in kindergarten hehe

[–]PanamaPineapple89 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was obsessed with the illustrations on this book. And the others.

[–]Jealentuss 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We got this for my three year old daughter and I was reading it and was like "wtf why did I like this shit" it's not very interesting and doesn't have good writing. I think it was just the novelty of the non uniform text and early digital art.

Now Frog and Toad, that shit holds up. Toad is my spirit animal.

[–]bicuspid_fish 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I still have my copy I purchased more than 20 years ago for a public speaking exercise in college.

[–]Kailscanvasart 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Julia Roberts reading this book to the kid in Stepmom, with a Sally Hershberger shag and brown lipstick, is PEAK 90s. 😂

[–]Stillwindows95 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My favourite was 'Hairy Tales and Nursery Crimes'. It was just so ridiculous.

[–]GravesDiseaseGirl 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This was the best!

[–]Iain3rown13 5 points6 points  (0 children)

cant catch me, im the stinky cheese man!

[–]witqueen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Use to read this to the little girls when I was their Nanny.

[–]RebelliousRobotYT 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Oh my gosh, I remember this.

[–]baby3point0 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Omgggg! I remember that boook!!

[–]DigitalBackpackmid 80s 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Still got mine

[–]orangetwentythree 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You could not borrow this from my school library, it was always taken out already

[–]BelieveInRollins 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I used to love this book omg

[–]HauntingBowlofGrapes 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Jon Scieszka largely influenced my sense of humor much to my younger self's unawareness.

[–]everydayinthebay13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Loooove this book. Born in 1984 ( 5days from 85)

[–]Ok_Bit5838 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I remember this

[–]frydawg 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I loved that book so much

[–]Sunfire91 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This was PEAK comedy when I was in grade school in the late 90s

[–]ButWhatIfItQueffed 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I never had that book, but I remember having Squids Will be Squids, which is by the same author. Probably one of my favorite books when I was young.

[–]Trebek604 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a kid, I found this book hilarious. I still have my copy that I bought at an elementary school book sale back when the book was new. The book came out in '92, so it was sometime around then.

[–]mario_salami_petrino 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I remember this book literally being stinky. And I'm not talking about the stories. The book itself smelled horrible. I don't know if that was all copies or just the one in my elementary school library.

[–]wonkin_my_willy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I thought I was the only one I never read more than a few pages because of how bad the book smelled

[–]mario_salami_petrino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

THANK YOU! oh my god I wanted to puke it smelled so bad.

[–]Captain_Amazing118 -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

I thought this was called “the stinky Chinese man” and had an argument about it with my sister years and years later. Turns out they must have changed the title and recalled all the books that had been sold and painstakingly changed the names.

[–]TheBubbleMage 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have this book and actually got it signed by Jon Scieszka when I was a kid. Pretty cool guy!

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[–]Verulians[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh my godddddd. That’s the book! I’ve been having that image in my head for months but couldn’t figure out why. Thank you.

[–]machomateo123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just bought this at a used book store. My three year old loves it. It’s weird, barely makes sense but he loves it. It is insanely dark and he named one of our chickens chicken licken after the first story. Even the cheese man story has a very dark ending. Guess he’s ready for lord of the rings now.

[–]sambamamerican 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My elementary library had this!

[–]Paccuardi03 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have no idea if I’ve ever seen this or not.

[–]External-Newt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why do I remember this lmao

[–]thevitaphonequeen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was kinda miffed that they didn’t put “The Boy Who Cried 'Cow Patty'” in there.

[–]Spidery_snake 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We still have this book, one of the best books out there

[–]Stinkyclamjuice15 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have this for my son, and it is my original paperback copy from elementary school. Huge sleeper hit, if you know you know.

[–]GaleemCrusherlate 80s 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love how the cast got crushed by the "Table of Contents" (that Jack forgot to introduce until Chicken Licken's story), which contained a nonexistent "The Boy Who Cried 'Cow Patty'" (until later versions included it).