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Jon Scieszka

Jon Scieszkais 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 GuysRead.com, a literacy initiative for boys.
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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do I Get More Than 8 Words?

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. Pete! Stop dumping dirt on us! Dan said he liked to dump dirt the most. So I'm helping. You are not helping.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Vrooom! VROOOOM! ZOOOM! SCREEEEEECH! Yeah, this is kind of fun.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. This is not as much fun as knocking down walls. Or putting out fires! Or towing broken trucks. Or smoothing out roads.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Let's see who can jump from this question into the next one and knock it over! Ready, set, GO!

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

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