Skippyjon Jones: Class Action
Dutton’s Children’s Books, an imprint of Penguin Group, 2011
Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese kitten with these HUGE ears that makes him look like a Chihuahua and, in fact, he thinks he is a Chihuahua. His alter ego, El Skippito, goes on all sorts of adventures, thanks to the closet in his bedroom. One day when he sees a school bus he decides he wants to go to school. His mom says “no!” and that schools are for dogs. But Skippyjon is a dog so off to his closet he goes and on to school. He has a great time at school and meets up with his friends, Los Chimichangos, a small band of Chihuahuas and together they have a great time.
Skippyjon Jones, Cirque de Ole
Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Group, 2012
In this book Skippyjon is practicing his high-wire trick high up in the trees when his mother comes out and see’s him and has a fit!! He falls off the wire and thankfully into her apron and she carries him to his room for a well-deserved time-out and scolding. He doesn’t pay her any mind and starts to play on the trapeze (in his closet) where he was “flying through the air with the greatest of fleas.” Skippito Friskito finds himself at a circus and with his Chihuahua amigos, the los Chimichangos, they put on “The tiny Trembling Tower of Power” act with Skippito as the strong-dog who holds them all up. But the real strong-dog, Putzi Shtungleboot finds out and sends little Skippito on a circus ride he’ll never forget!!
Skippyjon Jones, Snow What
Dial Books for Young Readers, Penguin Group, 2014
Skippyjon Jones, enters his closet again, this time into a frozen forest wonderland and finds himself in a fairy tale.
His mother, Junebug Jones wants him to sit down with his sisters, Jezebel, Ju-Ju Bee, and Jilly-Boo, and listen to her read the story of Snow White. Not Skippyjon! Boys don’t listen to “fuzzy … schmuzzy” tales. Instead, he takes a tray of ice cubes and heads to his room. Once there, he prepares himself for the journey ahead as Skippito Friskito! Once inside his closet he meets up with his amigos, the Los Chimichangos! They force him to rescue Snow What – that’s right – Snow What! She’s a white Chihuahua frozen in an ice cube!! By fighting a dragon and rescuing a damsel in distress, Skippyjon lives his own fairy tale!!
We LOVE Skippyjon Jones around here and can’t say it enough. He is adorable and funny and the illustrations are beautiful. Plus, we get to learn some Spanish words along the way!!
Rating 5 out of 5 paws
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