Skippyjon Jones in the Dog House
Dutton Children’s Books, 2005
From the dust jacket, “Skippyjon Jones is a rambunctious kitty boy with very large ears and a gigantico imagination to match. He dreams of becoming El Skippito, his Zorro-like alter ego, who is really a Chihuahua. Skippito gets to speak with a Spanish accent; he gets to wear a mask and cape. And he gets to help out his Chihuahua friends down in Old Mexico by driving a scary monster called the big Bobble-ito out of their doghouse.
“The tale of how Skippito chills the Chihuahuas and banishes the Bobble-ito will create more crazy-loco and loving fans for this irrepressible feline folk hero who has stolen the hearts of readers young and old. For story time or anytime—mucho fun!!!!”
Bad Skippyjon!!! His momma catches him doing beautiful artwork all over the freshly painted walls of the hallway and gets a time-out! But that doesn’t deter our kitty boy! Sending him to his room is the best thing ever for him because he gets to visit his amigos, Los Chimichangos!
You all know how much the LoC LOVES Skippyjon Jones. Just thinking of him makes us smile and reading his books is cause for laughing out loud. In the Dog House is an earlier book that our library didn’t have; since it was still in print, we asked if they would order it and they said yes!!!!
There’s nothing negative to say about the book—no cautions of any sort – El Skippito is a winner for us – always 5 paws – and one of the occasional books we seriously thinking about “losing” (i.e., not returning to the library) but we always turn it in! If your library has them, check them out – especially if you need a smile in your day!!!
Rating: 5 paws out of 5, because it is Skippyjon, after all!!!