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."
A sweet raccoon character stars in this endearing tale of unexpected friendship from the creator of the bestselling Skippyjon Jones
Dewey Bob Crockett is a durn cute raccoon who lives by himself in a house filled to the brim with the wonderful objects he collects. Buttons, wheels, furniture and bricabrac adorn his cozy quarters and keep him busy as he finds and fixes, turning trash into treasures. But theres something missing from Deweys collections—a friend! He tries gathering up some critters and bringing them home in his shopping cart, but that doesnt work out so well. In the end, a friend does come Deweys way, and, with a little DIY help from this clever raccoon, returns again and again.
Combining art and heart with storytelling genius and a lilting twang, Judy Schachner's tale of unexpected friendship will delight readers young and old.
reads a story
with his mama.
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