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The New York Times bestselling kitty boy blasts off into another hilarious adventure.
Buckle up, amigos — everyone’s favorite kitty boy is about to lift off. You’ll want to be there when the brave Skippito gets lost in spice!
That’s right, spice. Skippy knows— from his big ears to his toes—that the planet Mars is red because it’s covered in spicy red pepper. To prove it, he’s off on a space jaunt replete with craters, crazies, and creatures from Mars. His new adventure is packed with witty wordplay, Spanish phrases, and Judy Schachner’s trademark hilarity. This rollicking romp is simply out of this world.
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"School is not for cats much to the chagrin of Skippyjon Jones. Taking on his Chihuahua persona, Skippito Friskito, he boards the bus (via the closet) bound for Barker Academy. At school, slobbery dogs eat crayons and glue, sleep on desktops, and howl in music class. Like its predecessors, this adventure jumps manically between prose and rhyming verse, all dotted with Spanish (and Spanish-ish) words, as Skippyjon works up the courage to face the school's 'woolly bully,' who turns out to be a teacup Chihuahua. Skippyjon's world is as off-kilter, high-energy, and irreverent as ever. Audio CD included. Ages 3 up. (July)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
After his mama tells him that schoolobedience school, that isis only for dogs, the kitty boy who thinks he is a Chihuahua knows thats the place for him. So he heads off to the playground of his imagination where he is surrounded by dogs of all kinds, including his best buddies, the Chimichango gang. But a bully is sending shiver-itos down the spines of the little yippers. How Skippy busts the bully and gets the biggest gold star makes for a big learning experiencein fun!for everyone.
Skippyjon Jones, a Siamese cat who would rather be his Chihuahua alter ego, is determined to attend dog obedience school.
Skippyjon Jones really wants to go to school. School is for dogs, his mama tells him. It's where they go to get trained. But nothing can stop Skippy-once inside his closet, he finds himself on the playground of his imagination, surrounded by dogs of all kinds. He bays with the beagles, learns French with the poodles, and checks out a Chihuahua book from the library. And when a bully starts sending shiver-itos down the spines of the little yippers, Skippy saves the day and earns the biggest gold star.
Holy guacamole! Skippyjon Jones is crazy-loco for dinosaurs! The kitty boy enters (via his closet) the land of dinosaurs in search of the fabled Skipposaurus. Instead he runs into his old amigos, the Chimichango gang. When a T-Mex threatens the pack, it’s El Skippito, the great sword fighter, to the rescue. With yips and yowls, he drives the big baddie away, so all the dino-dudes can rattle their bones another day. This fourth entry in a series that Kirkus Reviews called “ay caramba, mucho fun,” will win even more fans for the Siamese cat with oversize ears and an imagination to match.
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
When Judy Schachner asks kids where Skippyjon Jones should go next, their answer is always SCHOOL. This is the sixth book in her #1 New York Times bestselling series. She lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.