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SkippyJon Jones Hardcover – September 15, 2003
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Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
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"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
Top Customer Reviews
I know Skippyjon is a little stinker at times, but it was depicted in a much more innocent fashion in the previous books we've read.Read more ›
First, the plot is hilarious. Skippyjon is a Siamese cat with a fantastic imagination. His mother scolds him for being so un-catlike and sends him to his room "to think about what it means to be a Siamese cat." But of course Skippyjon doesn't think for long. His imagination takes over and poof! He's a famous sword-fighting chihuahua off on an adventure in old Mexico. He defeats Alfredo Buzzito, "el blimpo bumblebeeto bandito" and wins back all the beans Buzzito has stolen from Los Chimichangos, a band of desert-dwelling chihuahuas. And of course the noise of this adventure eventually brings him back to reality, with his mother and sisters scolding him again, but in such a fond and loving way that we're left feeling only their affection for the little kitty-boy scamp.
Next, there are the pictures. Young readers and experienced readers both will enjoy the very funny illustrations, which include clues about just how Skippyjon GETS those wild ideas.
Finally, there is the diction. The language in this book is inspired. It rollicks. It rolls. It plays with the audience, teases and tickles and delights little ears. And "holy guacamole," it sure is fun to read aloud!
Thank you, Judith Schachner!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Supper funny! This book will have the hole family cracking up! Bonus points for using your best character voice. Amazon requires me to say "one more word" to post my review😀. Read morePublished 15 hours ago
We love Skippyjon Jones and were happy to get this. Note: if you have a grabby young one, take the CD out before they see it. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Flitworth
First version came with crooked glued on eyes. Amazon was nice enough to replace thoughPublished 7 days ago by KomodoD
Mummy Trouble, left my kids and me troubled for the subject matter. It was more frightening overall for 4 year olds, they cited it was scary. Read morePublished 11 days ago by 3timesMom
Ready for a good laugh? This book is hilarious and it gets better every time you read it, because when you know what comes next you can play around with your voice and different... Read morePublished 11 days ago by S.C.
Great piece of literary work! My children love it before bed, and my students love it as a mentor text.Published 21 days ago by ACEvans
This book is so much fun to read out loud. I definitely recommend this to anyone, including adults, looking to have fun while reading. You have to clap when it tells you to clap! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kkgirl
The children like when I read this book to them. They enjoy when I use different voices of the characters.Published 1 month ago by Cotton