Holy hot tamales! El Skippito is my favorite Siamese cat, and in his fifth adventure he is off to Mars. Judy Schachner created another excellent read-aloud full of imagination, silly songs, and Spanish vocabulary. I dare any kid on your holiday list not to love it! Recommended By Jennifer H., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
In this eighth title in the wildly popular series, the Five Little Monkeys are supposed to go to bed, but they would rather keep reading their books! Mama raises an eyebrow. and#8220;What was it I said? Lights out! Sweet dreams! No more reading in bed!and#8221; After their mama reads to them, itand#8217;s bedtime for the Five Little Monkeys. But they canand#8217;t resist reading just one more book . . . or three! Soon Mama is so tired of trying to get her monkeys to quiet down and go to sleep, she picks up their books and takes them with her. At last, the monkeys are ready to settle down . . . until they hear strange sounds from down the hall. Could it be that Mama likes to read in bed, too? This playful addition to the Five Little Monkeys series returns to the familiar setting of Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed and features a lively rhymed verse and catchy refrain that are sure to keep young readers chanting along. With a focus on reading for fun and the idea of books as part of a bedtime routine, Five Little Monkeys Reading in Bed packs in plenty of mischievous monkey business, and thereand#8217;s even a comical surprise twist at the end.
"Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese kitten who thinks he's a Chihuahua, is also 'nuts about Mars,' which he decides to visit via a trip to his closet. Passing through the constellations, the space-suited (really, it's a snowsuit) feline encounters Los Chimichangos, who appear in a fiery comet, as well as his green Martian double once he reaches the red planet, which is covered in chili powder. Skippyjon's ludicrous adventures and energetic personality will keep fans happy that his imagination remains unchecked. A recording of the story read by the author is also included. Ages 3 5. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"The irrepressible kitty boy is back....Skippyjon's fans will not be disappointed with his latest adventure." School Library Journal
"Reading promotion at its best, with a little bit of bad behavior to spice things up."and#8212;Kirkusand#160;
"They [children] will continue to be delighted, as this time the monkeys turn the tables on their mother at the conclusion of the tale."and#8212;School Library Journal
"The interactive text is fun for reading aloud, and the digital line-and-wash illustrations perfectly capture the little monkeysand#8217; zany glee."and#8212;Booklist
"As handsome as the big-eyed tabby that stares out from its cover."
and#8212;The New York Times Book Review
"Though the storytelling is gentle and the realistic illustrations soft-edged, there's plenty of emotional force in Lost Cat."
and#8212;The Wall Street Journal
"Given the appealing subject matter, tightly focused visual storytelling and feel-good resolution, Slipper's adventures will likely find an enthusiastic audience, particularly among feline fanciers."
"A neatly told story, sweet without being saccharine, that charms from beginning to end."
and#8212;School Library Journal
"The delightful story of a cat named Slipper that gets separated from its owner."
"This tale of a lost cat who searches for someone new to 'adopt' should appeal to every child with a pet (or hoping to have one)."
"There are dozens of lost pet stories but this one skillfully utilizes an intriguing cat's-eye-perspective, vivid illustrations, and a happy (if unrealistic) ending to satisfying effect. Succinct, sonorous text also makes for smooth reading aloud."
and#8212;The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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.
Everyone's favorite New York Times-bestselling kitty boy blasts off in another hilarious adventure — this time, the brave Skippito gets lost in spice. That's right, spice. This rollicking romp is packed with witty wordplay, Spanish phrases, and an audio CD of the author reading the story.
After their mama reads to them, it's bedtime for The Five Little Monkeys. But they can't resist reading just one more book . . . or three! Soon Mama is so tired of trying to get her monkeys to quiet down and go to sleep, she picks up their books and takes them with her. At last, the monkeys are ready to settle down . . . until they hear strange sounds from down the hall. Could it be that Mama likes to read in bed, too?and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;
Vibrant and expressive, this newest installment in the Five Little Monkeys seriesand#160;hasand#160;a rhyming textand#160;that's perfect for reading aloud. Childrenand#160;will also delight inand#160;chiming in duringand#160;the refrain: "Lights out! Sweet dreams! No more reading in bed!"
After Slipper the cat is mistakenly left behind, she sets out to adopt a new family.
When Slipper is accidentally left behind, her journey begins. Luckily, everyone
wants to be with her. But Slipper won't settle for just any homeand#8212;she's determined to find the family that fits!
In shimmering pastels that bring each texture into brilliant focus, Roger Mader creates a story for all who believe in happily ever after.
About the Author
Judy Schachner lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.