Skippyjon Jones Book and Toy set

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Everyone's favorito Siamese kitty boy with big ears has never looked as appealing as in this very special book and toy package. A soft, fuzzy 4¼-inch doll, complete with maskito, and a slightly smaller but complete hardcover edition of Skippyjon Jones make up this gift set, perfect for Skippy's fantastico fans, young and old.

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Overview

Everyone's favorito Siamese kitty boy with big ears has never looked as appealing as in this very special book and toy package. A soft, fuzzy 4¼-inch doll, complete with maskito, and a slightly smaller but complete hardcover edition of Skippyjon Jones make up this gift set, perfect for Skippy's fantastico fans, young and old.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The Siamese hero of this caper sleeps in a nest-with the birds-and is convinced that he's really a Chihuahua in disguise, and saves his pals from a giant Bumblebeeto Bandito. Ages 4-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
Skippyjon Jones is not your ordinary Siamese cat. He enjoys being with the birds and much to his mother's displeasure, he sleeps with them, eats worms and plays in the birdbath. This just is not the type of behavior she expects from her son. Banished to his room, and warned to stay out of his closet, Skippyjon does not seem to be the least bit fazed. He actually ends up on another adventure, and this time he is a masked bandito consorting with a group of dogs—the Chimichangos. The fearless Skippyjon saves them from an awful monster bumblebee named Alfredo Buzzito. It turns out that the bee is actually a birthday piñata and when he punctures it all the goodies come spilling out all over his room. Mama for once is not really upset and the irrepressible Skippyjon is ready for his next adventure. The illustrations are as humorous as the story and kids will enjoy them. The text is sprinkled with Spanish terms, which may make reading it aloud a challenge for some and a big hit for others. There is no pronunciation guide for those who may not be familiar with Spanish. 2004, Dutton, Ages 3 to 8.
—Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-This is a wildly wonderful book about a hyperactive kitten, Skippyjon Jones, whose head and ears are too big for his body, and whose imagination is too intense for his mama. According to her, he needs to do some serious thinking about what it means to be a Siamese cat instead of a bird (Skippyjon always wakes up and eats worms with his feathered friends). She sends him to his room, where he imagines he is a Chihuahua ("My name is Skippito Friskito./I fear not a single bandito"). Chock-full of rhyming chants and Spanish expressions, the feline's adventure as a doggy Zorro ends in chaos. His frazzled mother gives him a hug anyway and says, "Say good night, Skippyjon Jones." "Buenas noches, mis amigos," says the kitten, as he bounces on his bed all ready for another adventure. The buoyant and colorful cartoon illustrations match the exuberant text perfectly. Spanish-speaking children will be especially delighted by the words and humor; others may be a little bewildered by all of the foreign phrases and will need some explanation, but the story definitely has the potential of a fun read-aloud. A good multicultural offering.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Skippyjon Jones insists he's not a Siamese cat despite ears too big for his head and a head too big for his body. This rambunctious kitty with an overactive imagination prefers to be El Skippito, a Zorro-like sword fighter. Walking through his closet, he meets a mysterioso band of Chichuahuas called Los Chimichangos. The masked Skippyjon joins them, pretending to be a dog and claiming he loves "mice and beans." The Chimichangos are convinced he will bid adios to the bad bandito Bumblebeeto who steals their frijoles. And yippito, he does. Returning home where Mama Junebug Jones and the girls are waiting-his closet explodes with a birthday pi-ata of goodies. This pun-filled spoof is over-the-top comedy littered with Spanish words and "Spanglish" accents (bees-ness). Mama's pet names for Skippyjon-Mr. Kitten Britches, Fluffernutter-add affectionate touches. Colorful, lively illustrations exaggerate the hilarity. 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. (Picture book. 5-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525477747
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 10/18/2007
  • Series: Skippyjon Jones Series
  • Edition description: Book and Doll
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 186,148
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 2.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2008

    Laugh out loud!

    I am a Volunteer Pre-Kindergarten teacher '4-5 years old' and my students and son love all the Skippijon Jones' books. They specially enjoy the CD¿S and the narrator did a ¿fantastico¿ job. My boys and girls cannot stop laughing out, singing, mimicking his little songs, and asking for more of the Skippijon Jones series. Buy it for yourself, for a friend, and for your child¿s teacher, they will and you will enjoy them all.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2010

    Love this series!

    I think I love these books as much as my daughter does! Great fun for kids and adults.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

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    My new go to baby gift!

    I love the Skippyjon Jones books! And this set is just great! The stories are cute and the pictures are great for kids. I buy this now for all baby gifts. This gift set is great it has a book and a small stuffed Skippyjon doll.
    The books are fun for all ages. I gave it to a one year old for her birthday and her 13 year old sister loved it too. We own several of the books. The books and illustrations hold my son's attention and he is only 6 months old. Our friends 3 year old loves the books and can actually tell you the whole story (not word for word, but he does remember the story).
    We recommend the set for sure.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 13, 2010

    Skippyjon Jones

    Brought my granddaughter to Barnes & Nobles she picked this book as she had read it in school...loved reading it as it came with the stuffed little doll...brought the book to life..

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2009

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    Skippyjon Jones is a Delight!

    I love this character ans his wonderful imagination. Reminds me of Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) and Thompson (Eloise.) This series is already a hit with my family of grown children. We can't wait to share with my new granddaughter Kirby Ann, who will join us in July.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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