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Skippyjon Jones: Kitten or Chihuahua?

Updated on August 10, 2013

Skippyjon Jones: A Fun Picture Book Series

Judy Schachner has written a fun series for children ages 4 and up starring Skippyjon Jones--a Siamese kitten whose alter ego is El Skippito, a chihuahua!

Skippyjon Jones has, shall we say, an "active" imagination--and nothing holds this bad boy back! He's a kid-proven favorite.

Skippyjon Jones (in his very best Spanish accent)

"My ears are too beeg for my head. My head ees too beeg for my body. I am not a Siamese cat ... I AM A CHIHUAHUA!"

Judy Schachner

AFTER you read Skippyjon Jones...

Story Extenders

If your child's imagination is captured by the tales of Skippyjon Jones, be sure to visit author Judy Schachner's Skippyjon Jones webpage where she has a list of activities under the "Teachers" tab: printable coloring sheets, El Skippito mask templates, counting activities, Spanish-English matching games, sticker sheets--all sorts of things to extend and enhance the stories for you and your child.

A webisode from the very first Skippyjon Jones book - Read by the author

Visit Your Local Library (Skippyjon does!)

Skippyjon checks out a book on Chihuahuas from the local library in "Skippyjon Jones, Class Action." Introduce your child to your library, too. He'll enjoy picking out his own books from an early age and participating in storytime activities each week. The children's librarian may even occasionally have a Skippyjon Jones storytime, followed by Skippyjon Jones crafts and activities!

Skippyjon Jones BOOKS on Amazon

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      Karen Kolavalli 

      5 years ago from Lexington, Kentucky

      @Frischy: We adopted a shelter kitten at Christmas this year who could be the star of a similar series! Adventurous doesn't even BEGIN to describe our Charlie! Thanks so much for the SquidAngel Blessing.

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      5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I have never heard of this character. He sure does sound adventurous!

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      @heytoto: I can see that might be a touchy subject.

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      5 years ago

      Skippyjon Jones is a favorite in our house :)

    • heytoto profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Kolavalli 

      5 years ago from Lexington, Kentucky

      @Virginia Allain: To be fair, I should alert you to the controversy surrounding the books' use of "mock Spanish." While bloggers have been debating whether the books are racist, School Library Journal says it's "a good multicultural offering" and Kirkus says "no ethnic aspersions intended, just laugh-out-loud humor."

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      Virginia Allain 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      This is a new character for me. Looks really cute and creative. Thanks for bringing the books to my attention.


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