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Kindergarten-Grade 3-This is a wildly wonderful book about a hyperactive kitten, Skippyjon Jones, whose head and ears are too big for his body, and whose imagination is too intense for his mama. According to her, he needs to do some serious thinking about what it means to be a Siamese cat instead of a bird (Skippyjon always wakes up and eats worms with his feathered friends). She sends him to his room, where he imagines he is a Chihuahua ("My name is Skippito Friskito./I fear not a single bandito"). Chock-full of rhyming chants and Spanish expressions, the feline's adventure as a doggy Zorro ends in chaos. His frazzled mother gives him a hug anyway and says, "Say good night, Skippyjon Jones." "Buenas noches, mis amigos," says the kitten, as he bounces on his bed all ready for another adventure. The buoyant and colorful cartoon illustrations match the exuberant text perfectly. Spanish-speaking children will be especially delighted by the words and humor; others may be a little bewildered by all of the foreign phrases and will need some explanation, but the story definitely has the potential of a fun read-aloud. A good multicultural offering.
Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
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*"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"Buoyant and colorful cartoon illustrations match the exuberant text perfectly."—School Library Journal
"The illustrations are as humorous as the story and kids will enjoy them."—Children's Literature
This is a fun book to read to my son. He loves the Skippyjon Jones stories. We will be downloading the other stories soon.Published 4 days ago by Lauren
My 5 years old daughter obsessed with all things Ancient Egypt loves this book. She laughs at how silly it is (since it purposely gets lots of words wrong - finx for Sphinx, etc)... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Reba
Love this book-more than my toddler, I think !!
A friend of ours initially read it to us several years ago(in a wild manner befitting S.J.J.) and I was hooked !!
Not such a fan of this book. I think in a way it teaches kids bad lessons and slows down their imagination.
This book starts off with a cat wanting to be a bird. Read more
This is the most racist modern children's book (and series) I've ever read. It's full of offensive stereotypes, and I won't read it again to my child. Read morePublished 1 month ago by WarriorPrncess
My grandchildren love this series. I have purchased all the books so far and when I visit they are anxious for me to read to them.Published 1 month ago by Bobbe