Jon Scieszka introduces some really stupid off-the-wall fairy tales including: "Chicken Licken", "The Princess and the Bowling Ball"; "The Really Ugly Duckling", and "Jack's Bean Problem".
Chosen by children as the Book of the Year for the Federation of Children's Book Groups, this book was described by "She magazine" as, 'The most delightful collection of stories a young cynic could hope to read'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 56 pages, colour illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/08/1993
- Category: Short stories
- ISBN: 9780140548969