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Skippyjon Jones Paperback – April 7, 2005
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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
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Top Customer Reviews
All of that taken into consideration, Skippyjon Jones books are full of goofy plays on words and situations that no normal cat would get himself into. That is part of the point and most of the fun! The silliness is exactly why we love the books. Do they always make sense? No but also kinda. Are they guaranteed to make you laugh and/or shake your head? Yes. If you want a scientific or factually accurate book, maybe you should try something like National Geographic. But if you'd like a little silly to penetrated the pages of your child's books and stimulate their imagination, this is a good option. The real key, though, is reading it well out loud, with different voices, changes in inflection, clapping with the songs, and all that stuff because it is fun and silly, just like this book.
I probably would have no problem recommending this in a physical book.
This will become a go-to gift for me from now on, I can't imagine a kid not liking it!
The only negative I would say is if you have zero knowledge of the Spanish language. Though you can just listen to the enclosed CD and practice a little, it's worth it!