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"Is there reading after Harry Potter? Tony Hawk is the first of 12 celebrities to help Yahooligans! answer 'yes' in the new Yahooligans! Book Club, launching today. Yahooligans!, Yahoo!'s award-winning Web guide for kids, is featuring a monthly celebrity book recommendation, located at http://www.yahooligans.com/bookclub/. The program kicks off with Tony Hawk's selection, the modern classic "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Odd Tales" by Jon Scieszka."
"Many of the books children read are recommendations from teachers, parents and their peers. Recognizing that celebrities have a powerful appeal and influence with children, Yahooligans! is working with celebrities such as Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Kwan, Picabo Street, Lance Bass and Tony Hawk, to reach children and motivate them to read. "
"Pro skateboarder and avid reader, Tony Hawk found his selection an easy choice: "This book is a fresh, witty take on traditional fairy tales. It also bends the rules of storytelling, capturing the attention of readers and opening them up to an entirely new world of books." (from Yahoo Press Releases)