Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Stinky Cheese Man at Casa Mañana

We joined a local homeschool group to see The Stinky Cheese Man And Other Fair(l)y (Stoopid) Tales at Casa Mañana. "The play is based on the award-winning picture book The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. The Stinky Cheese Man plays havoc with traditional fairy tales as characters slide in and out of each other's tales, often mixing stories and changing information in ridiculous ways.*"

The kids enjoyed the stage setting and the costumes, and they really liked the Stinky Cheese Man. They did not like the mixing up of the other tales, though. More than once, I had to whisper back, "I know that's not how the story goes." The best part of the whole day was getting to spend time with other homeschool kids who live in our area -- in our neighborhood, even -- working on some new friendships. Later, we went to lunch with a lady who lives three streets over and a friend of hers whose daughters will be on Gracie's cheer squad this winter.

A Lovely Morning at Casa Mañana

Becoming Good Friends

Before The Stinky Cheese Man:
Playing in the Echo Sculpture at The Modern

*(Source: NWCTS, p.3)
photo credit: mypapercrane.com


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