Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszka is the creator of Trucktown, including the New York Times bestselling Smash, Crash!, and the author of The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs!, the Time Warp Trio series, Caldecott Honor Book The Stinky Cheese Man, and many other books that inspire kids to want to read. He has worked as an elementary school teacher and is the founder of, a literacy initiative for boys.

Books by this Author

Trucktown Collector's Set
Race from A to Z
Uh-Oh, Max
Melvin's Valentine
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do I Get More Than 8 Words?

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Hey Max – stop revving your engine like that. We can't concentrate on the question.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. The wheels on the truck go round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheels on the truck go round and round, all through the tow.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. We hope Jon doesn't find out that his Trucktown pals filled out his Author Questions for him.

Q. What’s your best quality?


Author Voices

December 02, 2008

Wow. Check this out. Exactly what you were hoping for – another website with blog postings. I was going to post about a piece of toast (just because it rhymes with post). But now I think I won't. Don't. That's the only other word I can think of that rhymes with "won't". I believe that all blogs should have at least one set of rhyming words. Just because. Does. Fuzz. Was.

November 17, 2008

Have you ever had to kill a yak in the high Himalayas, and then eat its still-warm liver and eyeballs to survive?  Well, I have . . . not . . . either.  But I did see a guy on TV do that once.  And boy, was it squishy. 

I think it just goes to show – you never know what people do with their free time.

Myself, I like to enjoy a good nap, a swim, a bike ride, maybe another nap.  Who doesn’t, right?  But I also enjoy one pastime that I don’t really share with anyone else.  And I don’t usually even tell anyone else. 

It’s kind of a holdover from playing around as a... see more