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
Dizzy Izzy
Uh-Oh, Max
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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. 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 trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My name is Gabriella Garbage Truck, and I will now show everyone how to correctly answer a question. The trait that is most noticeable about me is that I am very organized and always right. Okay. See? Wasn't that easy? Now Jack – you answer the next question.

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. 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.

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