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Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice

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Overview

The New York Times bestselling kitty boy blasts off into another hilarious adventure.

Buckle up, amigos — everyone’s favorite kitty boy is about to lift off. You’ll want to be there when the brave Skippito gets lost in spice!

That’s right, spice. Skippy knows— from his big ears to his toes—that the planet Mars is red because it’s covered in spicy red pepper. To prove it, he’s off on a space jaunt replete with craters, crazies, and creatures ...

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Overview

The New York Times bestselling kitty boy blasts off into another hilarious adventure.

Buckle up, amigos — everyone’s favorite kitty boy is about to lift off. You’ll want to be there when the brave Skippito gets lost in spice!

That’s right, spice. Skippy knows— from his big ears to his toes—that the planet Mars is red because it’s covered in spicy red pepper. To prove it, he’s off on a space jaunt replete with craters, crazies, and creatures from Mars. His new adventure is packed with witty wordplay, Spanish phrases, and Judy Schachner’s trademark hilarity. This rollicking romp is simply out of this world.

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Editorial Reviews

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Make no mistake; Skippyjon Jones is not your average Siamese kittenboy, no sirree. Now this pint-sized, addle-brained superhero with oversized ears is off to Mars. For some unfathomable reason, he's convinced that the Red Planet owes its color to a massive covering of spicy red pepper. Determined to prove his breakthrough theory, he departs into very spicy space. Pun fun for kids.
Publishers Weekly
Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese kitten who thinks he's a Chihuahua, is also “nuts about Mars,” which he decides to visit via a trip to his closet. Passing through the constellations, the space-suited (really, it's a snowsuit) feline encounters Los Chimichangos, who appear in a fiery comet, as well as his green Martian double once he reaches the red planet, which is covered in chili powder. Skippyjon's ludicrous adventures and energetic personality will keep fans happy that his imagination remains unchecked. A recording of the story read by the author is also included. Ages 3–5. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese kitten with big ears and an even bigger imagination. "Skippjon thinks he's a dog," said his sister, "A chi-wow-wow." Now this little dude is about to blast off to Mars. He is sure the red planet is covered with spicy red pepper and muy caliente, and quicker than you can say "holy hot tamales!," Skippjon is no longer Mama's kittyboy but Skippito Friskito, a "weeck-ed" red Chihuahua ready to take one small step into his closet and a giant leap into the universe. Along the way, he encounters Los Chimichangos, a comet conglomerate of Chihuahuas who plan to build a spice pipeline from Mars to Earth, and, of course, several little green Martians including Uno Ojo who looks just like Skippyjon except he is green and has only one eye—and wants to keep Skippyjon's sock monkey. There are many Spanish words and phrases that kids who speak Spanish will enjoy. Silly poems, puns like "Martian into your closet and get us some frijoles," and action-filled illustrations are sure to keep young readers laughing. The plot is a bit confusing but probably less so for readers who are already familiar with Skippyjon and his wild imagination. The book includes a CD of the story read by the author. Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3—The irrepressible kitty boy is back in an out-of-this-world adventure involving a visit to Mars. Fans of the wannabe Chihuahua will recognize his Spanish-laced expressions and obsessions, while those new to his style will need time to adjust as the plot shifts between Earth and outer space. In this tale, he comes up against a band of Martians, including one that could be his twin (when one discounts the fact that he's green and one-eyed, hence his nickname Uno Ojo). A tug-of-war over Skippyjon's sock monkey results in the expedition ending with his safe return from the spicy planet (Mars is covered with chili powder). Skippyjon's fans will not be disappointed with his latest adventure. The colorful and energetic illustrations showcase the otherworldly setting while the kitten's alien twin is particularly appealing.—Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525479659
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/22/2009
  • Series: Skippyjon Jones Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 131,248
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Lexile: AD610L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2009

    5 year old and 7 year old love this book!

    My kids love that these books come with a CD that they can read along to. Cute story and great artwork

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    Great!

    This is a great series, but would to see as a 'read to me'.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 16, 2010

    Tongue twister

    I struggled to read this one aloud. Thankfully it came with a CD so I could listen to it first. There is a song/rap in the story line and the kids love this. I didnt quite get it right. The kids are well familiar with this series of books because they had heard them at school.
    However I was very new to it and for me to read, I needed practice to keep the flow and get to grips with the story myself. Having some basic skill in Spanish would be a help too. Fabulously colorful illustrations!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    Out of this world

    If you are fans of Skippito and your young children have fantasies of traveling into space, then you will all love this book. My five year old son and I have been following Skippy since my son turned four. This latest book takes Skippy spinning through his closet and right into space. He, of course, runs in to los chimichangos on his way to Mars.
    My son, who loves testing out my spice rack for alternative purposes got a kick out of the red dust. He was, once again, not let down but the hilarious songs of the chimichango gang, and he love the illustrations of the martians.
    I love that, once we read the book aloud together, I can pop the CD in at bedtime and my son can follow along on his own. I regularly hear him singing along with the narrator.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    This book is hilarious!

    My nephew loves Skippyjon Jones. When I found out that there was a new one - Lost in Spice - I knew that it was a perfect choice for his birthday.
    I read it when I got home and just started laughing. This cat's imagination knows no bounds. Mars made of chili powder?
    I cannot wait for the next book in the series - and neither can my nephew, who was thrilled to unwrap this one.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Loveable Cat!

    You gotta love that Skippyjon Jones... great series and this one is no exception. Both kids and cat lovers will enjoy this fun and silly book

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Enjoyable

    Bought it for Christmas. We love the original Skippyjon Jones and space stories are always fun. Liked having the CD to listen to, the author definitely had a different intepretation than I did. My son loves it and asks for it so that basically makes it a good book in my opinion.

    If I had multiple children I might have an issue with the fact the girls are always helping mama while the one boy (Skippyjon) seems to get away with everything. But since I have just an only son it's not that big of a deal.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Skippy does it again!!!

    This is the perfect read aloud book! Engaging, silly, and lots of fun for the kids and the parents!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    AWSOME DUDES OR DUDDETS

    IT'S VERY HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

    Love This one!!!

    This series of books is wonderful. I bought them for my nieces and I just love them! I am a Middle School teacher and even they love to hear these read aloud!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    Read it Again and Again!

    "Skippyjon Jones: Lost in Spice" is an entertaining book, sure to have children longing to hear it again and again. As a preschool teacher of 3 and 4 year olds, I can testify that kids do love it! I bought this book less than a month ago, and I can hardly begin to count how many times we've read it in class. During free-play time, students will run up to me asking to listen to Skippyjon on cd. Any book that has a child wanting to read instead of playing with blocks or cars has got to be a good book! After three weeks, they have already started to memorize the book, and read along with the cd.
    Skippyjon Jones is a series of very entertaining books, which all my students love. When I saw "Lost in Spice" I knew I had to get it, especially since this copy came with a CD. This particular book has our favorite chihuahua (I mean, Siamese cat!) using his active imagination to travel to Mars. He meets up with his good friends, the Chimichangos, and meets some interesting Martians, including a one-eyed Skippyjon look-alike named Uno Ojo. Skippyjon bravely stands up to the intimidating Martians, saving the life of a special little monkey!
    One thing I enjoy most about Skippyjon Jones is the integration of Spanish words within the story. Half of my students are Hispanic, and they love hearing their Spanish words, and translating those words for their friends in class. I would recommend this book to any parent, and definitely to educators!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    love it

    soooo get it

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Skippito Friskito is back!

    Another great adventure for the "kitty boy". My daughters are 8 and 10 and Skippyjon and his pals are still one of our favorite read-aloud books. Clever and as entertaining for the adult as it is for the child.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    A favorite!

    We love this Skippyjon book. Our 4 year old requests it all the time. He is also very interested in space so this story is perfect for him. It has fun little sayings that I hear him repeating from the book while he's playing. He also enjoys listening to the author read the story on the CD.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2010

    Must Have!

    Have all of the Skippyjon Jones in the Series. Can't wait for another addition. Great stories, my grand daughter started with Skippyjon Jones when she was in kindergarden, being read to. Now she reads Skippyjon Jones to us.Great Read aloud.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    FUNNY

    My 4 year old loves this story. He likes listening to the audio CD over and over while following the story on the book. A must read before bedtime.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2010

    Skippyjon Jones never disappoints

    I don't know who enjoys and laughs harder at Skippyjon- me or my 5 yo daughter. Once again the cat who looks like a Chihuahua finds himself in an imaginative adventure that results in a giant mess. Hilariousness ensues.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Ghost

    I love it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2013

    Flutterkit

    She blinks and looks around.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2013

    Bloomkit

    Mommy?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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