Christina Hill, May 14, 2013 (view all comments by Christina Hill)
My 4 year old daughter and I read a lot of books. We've worked our way through Dr. Seuss, Curious George, Clifford, Little Critter. I'll spare you the complete list. But Skippyjon Jones is the only one I'm still not sick of. We've read it at least 30 times and tomorrow will be 31. It's hilarious, cleverly interactive, and punny in that way the best kids' books and programming have to be to stand up to the inevitable repetition. If you're debating between this and any other picture book, get this one. It's the best.
Brittanyjo90, January 5, 2007 (view all comments by Brittanyjo90)
I am a junior in highschool. I am currently in my third year of spanish. Over Christmas break I guess that my spanish teacher received this book from one of her friends. She decided that since it won an award for Read Aloud, she read it aloud to us. I absolutly LOVE this book. Thats sad too, I am a little old for this story. But you know what, I think it was one of the best stories that I have read in a REALLY long time. I actually am buying it off of Amazon.com. I would definately suggest this book to anybody that has a funny imagination!
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kagold, October 2, 2006 (view all comments by kagold)
My sister stumbled across this book in a bookstore and made me read it while I was at her house for a visit. It was a huge hit with her two girls--5 and 7. I absolutely loved it. The next day I tracked it down to take home to my 5 year old son. He thinks it is so funny. The illustrations of Skippyjon are wonderful, endearing, and amusing but the best part for my son is the way the author has written the book. She uses silly names and sounds that appeal to all ages. Get this book. It's a keeper!
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by Kirkus Reviews,
"No ethnic aspersions intended, just laugh-out-loud humor. Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun."
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!
A truly unique debut about a precocious cat with BIG dreams
Dressed in his signature top hat and black cape, Hamweenie is poised to earn his place among the most famous celebrities and daredevils of all time. From the stage to the red carpet, the skies to the sea, Hamweenie believes, without a doubt, that he will be the greatest star the world has ever seen.
The horrors of reality, alas, befall him: a beautiful apartment, a loving little girl, his every need fulfilled to excess. His treats are simply too delicious. His pillows? Beyond luxurious. Such torture! Hamweenie must escape! But with his wretchedly wonderful owner appearing at every turn, will he ever make it out of the apartment? From debut author and illustrator Patty Bowman comes a picture book about the secret life of cats and about dreaming big--no matter what your species.
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