Skippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

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"My name is Skippito Friskito./ I fear not a single bandito./ My manners are mellow./ I'm sweet like the Jell-O./ I get the job done, yes indeed-o." For ten years, Siamese kittenboy Skippyjon Jones has been prancing in high style, his big ears flapping in the wind. Now he has returned for this gala 10th anniversary celebration of his first, award-winning appearance. All hail to an authentic four-pawed hero!

 

About Judy Schachner

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Judy Schachner lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. Visit her at www.judithbyronschachner.com.
 
Published September 15, 2003 by Dutton Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure, Children's Books.

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That devilish, irrepressible Skippyjon Jones is back in his fourth adventure and digging up big-time trouble—again.

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After a talking to, he’s shut in his room…but that never confines this “Chi-wu-lu.” He creates a disguise and escapes through his closet (read: imagination) to the “circus pooch-ito” to perform with his Chihuahua buddies, los chimichangos.

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But quicker than you can say Skippyjon Jones, the naughty cat dons his mask and cape and superhero Skippito is off on another Mexican adventure with his old amigos, Los Chimichangos, banishing the menacing, nodding Bobble-ito monster (an itty-bitty kitten bobblehead) from their doghouse.

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Skippyjon Jones insists he’s not a Siamese cat despite ears too big for his head and a head too big for his body.

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When Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese boy kitty who thinks he’s a Chihuahua, reads about cat mummies in National Leographic (“thinking outside the [litter] box”), his overactive imagination whisks him off to Egypt (via his closet).

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It’s while the gang is skipping obedience class that they finally run into the “wooly bull-ito.” A quick change transforms Skippyjon into El Skippito Friskito, and he leads the charge.

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For these dual-language students (they spend half the day learning in Spanish and half the day in English), it was clear that the Skippyjon Jones books — there are four so far, not counting board books and other spinoffs — were appealing mainly because of their intralinguistic wit, playfulness an...

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Like its predecessors, this adventure jumps manically between prose and rhyming verse, all dotted with Spanish (and Spanish-ish) words, as Skippyjon works up the courage to face the school's "woolly bully," who turns out to be a teacup Chihuahua.

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The Siamese hero of this caper sleeps in a nest—with the birds—and is convinced that he's really a Chihuahua in disguise, and saves his pals from a giant Bumblebeeto Bandito.

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Examiner

Synopsis: Skippyjon Jones is found drawing Chihuahuas on Mama Junebug Jones' freshly painted walls and is sent to his room to think Siamese.

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Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese kitten that has a vivid imagination.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that this is the fifth in the bestselling series of Skippyjon Jones books, and includes a CD on which the author reads the story and the songs are put to music.

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There is a positive message about learning a foreign language, too, when Skippyjon checks out French class and learns a few French words.

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Deseret News

This is the seventh in the Skippyjon Jones series.

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