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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 GuysRead.com, a literacy initiative for boys.
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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. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. I like to dump dirt. Dumping dirt is the most fun. Though digging dirt is a lot of fun too.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I don't think you really answered that last question, Dan. You are supposed to read the question, then give an answer. But I do like to dump dirt. We know you do. But people want to know who you admire.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. VVVVRRRROOOOOM!

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. I think Jon is going to be very happy that we helped him fill out all of the spaces on his Author Questions.

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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