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Skippyjon Jones Cirque de Ole

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The #1 New York Times bestselling kitty boy goes to the circus!

In his newest adventure, the irresistible Skippyjon Jones swings out of his closet and into the spectacular Cirque de Ole, where his pals, the Chimichango gang, perform feats of derring-do. There are many acts to see, but only Skippito the Strong can perform the trickiest stunt of all. Judy Schachner's vivacious art and riotous text make for mucho...

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Overview

The #1 New York Times bestselling kitty boy goes to the circus!

In his newest adventure, the irresistible Skippyjon Jones swings out of his closet and into the spectacular Cirque de Ole, where his pals, the Chimichango gang, perform feats of derring-do. There are many acts to see, but only Skippito the Strong can perform the trickiest stunt of all. Judy Schachner's vivacious art and riotous text make for mucho read-aloud fun.

Come one, come all—with Skippyjon Jones as the circus star, the Greatest Show on Earth just got even better!

Includes a CD of the author reading!

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In his latest diverting adventure, big-eared Skippyjon Jones enters the big tent of the Circus de Ole, where he performs an act of great daring. High-flying fun for fans of the crazy little kitten. (P.S. This picture book includes a CD of the author reading!)

Publishers Weekly
The rowdy Siamese cat (or “kitty boy”) with a Chihuahua alter ego finds his latest calling as a circus performer. While practicing the trapeze in his bedroom closet, Skippyjon’s imagination whisks him away to the Big Top. There, he’s joined by his fellow “puppitos” and a group of circus animals that resemble his toys. Playing the starring role as a pumped-up “perro con músculos,” the pint-size star with the creative vocabulary has his moment of glory on the tightrope before blasting back to reality. Schachner’s busy pen, ink, and acrylic spreads match the tireless energy of her spitfire hero, as well as the likely enthusiasm of Skippyjon’s steadfast fans. An enclosed CD features the author reading the story. Ages 3–up. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—Skippyjon Jones is back for another adventure. This Siamese cat who imagines he is really a Chihuahua walks the high electrical wire, showing off for his sisters. His mother is alarmed, and the feline gets a time out. Nothing keeps this cat down for long though, and soon enough, he imagines that he has joined his friends in the Chimichango Gang and their Cirque de Olé. Singing and rhymes ensue with Skippyjon ultimately arriving safely in his mama's arms, albeit infested with fleas. The author uses a weirdly unstructured rhyming text that is as hyper as her protagonist. The illustrations are also chaotic, swirling about the pages with bright colors and lots of imagination. The combination of text, song, and illustration lends to the overall feeling of unruliness. Fans of the series will enjoy the latest installment, making it a likely purchase where the earlier books are popular.—B. Allison Gray, Goleta Public Library, CA
Kirkus Reviews
"Circus berserkus!" Skippyjon Jones heads for the big top! Everyone's favorite-ito Siamese kitty boy (who thinks he's a Chihuahua) returns for his seventh full-length picture-book outing. This time he's high-wire obsessed, much to Mama Junebug Jones' chagrin. He performs tail-tingling tricks on the telephone wire, entertaining his sisters and the squirrels but distressing Mama. After a talking to, he's shut in his room…but that never confines this "Chi-wu-lu." He creates a disguise and escapes through his closet (read: imagination) to the "circus pooch-ito" to perform with his Chihuahua buddies, los chimichangos. They recruit him (after pumping up his músculos with a bike pump) to be the bottom of their tower of Chihuahuas. However, Putzi Shtrungleboot the Shtrongdog isn't happy that they borrowed his costume, and he sends Skippito Friskito soaring up to the trapezes and safely home (via a cannon shot). Schachner's latest is full of the same Spanglish wordplay, sly tongue-in-cheek humor and frenetic acrylic-and-ink illustrations of her previous titles. Some of the word humor will soar over the heads of Skippyjon's fan base, but they won't mind; the language sounds so infectious when read correctly. Thankfully, an included CD read by the author with music and sound effects offers an example for parents and librarians forced into multiple readings. Olé, muchachos! Skippyjon Jones the handsome daredevil-ito! (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803737822
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Series: Skippyjon Jones Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 56,680
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Schachner

Judy Schachner lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted November 4, 2012

    We LOVE Skippyjon's newest adventure!

    Skippito friskito is back-ito and kitty boy is going to the circus with his doggy-pals, los chimmichangas. They sneak into the Cirque De Olé, past the léones, tigres and osos and into the strong dog’s dressing room. Skippyjon’s friends help their chico grow muy grande músculos to disguise him as the stong dog. When Putzi Shtrungleboot the REAL strong dog catches the gang, he is not happy! It is up to Skippito to save the day(ito)!

    Why I liked this book – Like I said before, Josie and I LOVE Skippyjon Jones. The books are just AWESOME to read out loud. The rhymes and rhythm of the story is just fun PLUS you learn Spanish along the way. I love that Skippyjon is a cat who thinks he is a dog (his mom is pretty annoyed with that). The story in Cirque De Olé is really fun too. Skippyjon gets sent to his room by his mom for a time-out and Skippyjon’s imagination takes him to the circus. I think it shows kids how you can have a cool adventure by just using your imagination. I think everyone, including Siamese cats and Chihuahuas, will love this book! The copy we bought had a CD in it too with Ms. Schachner reading the book on it. That was cool to hear her read her own book!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    Highly Recommended! Skippyjon is on a new adventure!

    Will provide a fun time of reading and laughing!
    Love reading this with my Granddaughter!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Awesome

    Get this book it is the best ever! My dad got it for me and i got the copy that includes a cd. I love skippito friskito an d his adventures (( aldo i got the same book you got,,,,,,,,with the cd in it)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Terrible formatting

    Reading this on the nook app on the ipad is a pain in the neck. Total waste of $11. I'm so mad that I bought this! :/

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2013

    Highly recommended

    Bought this book for my grandson. he is 4 years old and he loves it.

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  • Posted March 18, 2013

    TOTALLY WORDLY WONDERFUL! A LOVE FOR CHILDREN, CATS, KITTENS, &a

    TOTALLY WORDLY WONDERFUL! A LOVE FOR CHILDREN, CATS, KITTENS, & BIG SMALL WORLDS IS A MUST.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Well received by six year old with discriminating tastes

    I bought this book for a six year old who loves Skippyjon books. I didn't read it myself but she loves it and she can be rather tough to please. She's a wonderful, unusual little girl so I take her word for it that it's a great read.

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