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ISBN13: 9780142404034
ISBN10: 0142404039
Condition: Standard
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Publisher Comments:

Move over, Eloise and Olivia. Make room for SkippyjonJones, a Siamese kittenboy who can't resign himself to being an ordinary cat. Having a time-out in his room, he resorts to his imagination. Taking on the superhero persona of the great Spanish sword fighter Skippito, he has the adventure of his life, and readers are invited along. Zany, wild, and over-the-top, this utterly original book truly begs to be read aloud.

With the jiggly, effervescent outlines she used in I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie, the smudgy, tender expressiveness of The Grannyman, and a text worthy of a sitcom, Judith Byron Schachner has created a new cat character for all ages. ¡Olé!

Review:

"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. Ages 4-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Holy guacamole! Skippyjon Jones is 10 years old!

He's fearless, he's fun, he's a hero to all!

Enjoy a special edition of the book that launched a thousand Chimichangoes with a note from author Judy Schachner about how the character came into being. There's a photo of the real Skippyjon Jones, and even a reversible jacket with El Skippito in his mask-ito on the other side. So hold on to your mice and beans – this book is the fiesta youve been waiting for!

Synopsis:

Another fun read-along from Skippyjon Jones and Puffin Storytime book-and-CD library!

The New York Times bestselling Skippyjon Jones books were made to be read aloud, and so we're adding a fourth title, Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones, to the Puffin Storytime collection. The Puffin picture book is accompanied by a compact disc that features an animated reading of the story by the author. The Puffin Storytime titles are conveniently packaged in a reusable storage bag and are great for travel, bedtime, or reading at school.

About the Author

Judith Byron Schachner lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

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chezmolly, January 21, 2012 (view all comments by chezmolly)
I'm a grandmother and often find myself reading to pre-school grandchildren. This was the best book to read this year. I can read it over and over. And the kids always love it. I love the humor and the poetic way that it reads. In my opinion the best children's books must have some poetry in the words, like "Liza Lou" and "The Bed Book" and "Kisses and Fishes", etc....

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s_king79, November 13, 2010 (view all comments by s_king79)
we love the fun rhymes of the story telling. the only thing is how Skippyjon gets sent to his room in the first place. for not being a good kitty boy. we have bought more of these books for my 4 year old and he loves them!
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Deeanna, August 16, 2009 (view all comments by Deeanna)
I purchased this book at JFK while waiting for my flight to Portland. The rhyming chants in the book caught my eye. It seems like it will be a fun book to read aloud. I like how the book promotes having an active imagination. However, I don't feel I'd be comfortable reading this book aloud without encouraging my students to think critically about whether or not the book is culturally sensitive. When Skippyjon becomes a chihuahua he starts speaking in a Spanish accent--which means ending most of his words with -ito. He doesn't say 'big' he says 'beeg'. The author isn't trying to create an authentic Mexican character. She's trying to write a story about a character who likes to play pretend. At any rate, this book could be great to read or reread during a critical reading study. For more information about finding good read alouds for the classroom check out my blog: 365readalouds.wordpress.com
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142404034
Author:
Schachner, Judith Byron
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Schachner, Judith Byron
Author:
Schachner, Judith Byron
Author:
Schachner, Judy
Author:
Various
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Picturebooks
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Imagination
Subject:
Sports & Recreation - Imaginative Play
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Imagination & Play
Subject:
Siamese cat
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Skippyjon Jones
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from P
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Y
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
13 x 9.75 x 6.44 in 14 lb
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details 32 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142404034 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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. Ages 4-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
Holy guacamole! Skippyjon Jones is 10 years old!

He's fearless, he's fun, he's a hero to all!

Enjoy a special edition of the book that launched a thousand Chimichangoes with a note from author Judy Schachner about how the character came into being. There's a photo of the real Skippyjon Jones, and even a reversible jacket with El Skippito in his mask-ito on the other side. So hold on to your mice and beans – this book is the fiesta youve been waiting for!

"Synopsis" by ,
Another fun read-along from Skippyjon Jones and Puffin Storytime book-and-CD library!

The New York Times bestselling Skippyjon Jones books were made to be read aloud, and so we're adding a fourth title, Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones, to the Puffin Storytime collection. The Puffin picture book is accompanied by a compact disc that features an animated reading of the story by the author. The Puffin Storytime titles are conveniently packaged in a reusable storage bag and are great for travel, bedtime, or reading at school.

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