Thursday, August 27, 2009

Best children’s books: James Patterson

Bestselling novelist James Patterson named a best children's books list for The Week magazine.

One title on his list:
The Stinky Cheese Man by Jon Scieszka (Viking Juvenile, $18).

What if the Ugly Duckling grew up to be even uglier? These ­wonderfully warped fairy tales have shown up in a couple of my Cross novels, when Alex Cross would read Stinky Cheese to his kids. They always laugh uproariously, as did my son Jack when he was younger.
Read about another book on Patterson's list.

--Marshal Zeringue