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Skippyjon Jones: Kitten or Chihuahua?
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!"
AFTER you read Skippyjon Jones...
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
Skippyjon Jones TOY TIE-INS on Amazon
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