Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble
  • Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble
  • Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble

Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble

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El Skippito is back! His doggy pals want to visit the Under Mundo—the underworld—where mummitos rest in peas. But they need El Skippito’s brains and courage to answer the riddle of the Finx and enter the mummy’s tomb. Our hero is up to the task, and he’s in for another whirlwind adventure.

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El Skippito is back! His doggy pals want to visit the Under Mundo—the underworld—where mummitos rest in peas. But they need El Skippito’s brains and courage to answer the riddle of the Finx and enter the mummy’s tomb. Our hero is up to the task, and he’s in for another whirlwind adventure.

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"Fans will no doubt want more of the “beeg Chihuahua dude." —Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature - Nicole Peterson
This imaginative nonsense book is about a Siamese cat (Skippyjon Jones) who takes an imaginative journey with some Mexican Chihuahua into ancient Egypt. The creative text in English (and Spanish) includes songs, and many puns that adults will understand about Egypt. For example, one of the first thing that was said when they visited the "Finx" was, "Don't let the gato get your tongue, Dude". The names chosen are very funny, such as King Rootin-Tootin. The paintings are well done—giving depth and meaning to the story without giving away the ending.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Another tale featuring the independent, stubborn Siamese kitten. Once again, Skippyjon dons mask and cape, enters his closet, and changes into El Skippito Friskito, an adventure-loving Chihuahua. Here, after daydreaming about ancient Egypt, he converts into his alter ego and meets his amigos (a pack of troublemaking "poochitos") along the Nile River. Skippyjon fans will find much to like here-the amigos speak a slang of Spanish and English and spur the frightened kitten into confronting the Sphinx and a mummy-but the book may be a bit confusing for newcomers as there is no explanation of his transformation or his canine pals. Done in acrylics and pen and ink, the vibrantly colored illustrations add humor to the already silly story (the gang wants to visit the "Under Mundo" where "mummitos rest in peas") and children will want to stop and pore over the details (the mummy is a Siamese). The text is lengthy, with several points of action, so it is recommended for readers who can follow the longer format. However, the narrative is broken up by songs and rhymes that will keep them laughing throughout. When Skippyjon returns to his (real) mummy, youngsters will feel as if they have been to ancient Egypt with him.-Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142412114
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
10/16/2008
Series:
Skippyjon Jones Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
156,643
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

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"Fans will no doubt want more of the “beeg Chihuahua dude." —Kirkus Reviews

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