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Skippyjon Jones Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Schachner, Judith Byron

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ISBN: 0142404039     ISBN-13: 9780142404034
Publisher: Puffin
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Published: April 2005
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Annotation: "My name is Skippito Friskito."
"I fear not a single bandito."
"My manners are mellow,"
"I'm sweet like the Jell-O,"
"I get the job done, yes indeed-o."
Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary kitten. Oh, no. . . .He's actually El Skippito, a great sword-fighter ready to battle banditos the world over! With a little imagination and a whole lot of fun, this frisky cat dons a mask and cape and takes on a bad bumble-beeto to save the day. And along the way, he'll be sure to steal young reader's hearts, yes indeed-o!

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Siamese cat; Fiction.
Imagination; Fiction.
Bumblebees; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2005011188
Lexile Measure: 740
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Skippyjon Jones
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.50" H x 9.00" W x 0.20" (0.30 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 76674
Reading Level: 3.3   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q35387
Reading Level: 2.4   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
 
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Publisher Description:
"My name is Skippito Friskito."
"I fear not a single bandito."
"My manners are mellow,"
"I'm sweet like the Jell-O,"
"I get the job done, yes indeed-o."
Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary kitten. Oh, no. . . .He's actually El Skippito, a great sword-fighter ready to battle banditos the world over With a little imagination and a whole lot of fun, this frisky cat dons a mask and cape and takes on a bad bumble-beeto to save the day. And along the way, he'll be sure to steal young reader's hearts, yes indeed-o

Contributor Bio(s): dith Byron Schachner lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Spring)
This "Presto Change-O Edition" features a lenticular cover showing the irrepressible Siamese cat with the vivid imagination jumping out of his kitty bed. The book, with its fiesta-colored pictures, heavy-handed humor, and tedious story line, is otherwise unchanged. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2004 Spring)
Skippyjon is a young, irrepressible Siamese cat with a vivid imagination. His mother sends him to his room to contemplate what being a cat means, but instead he dons the Zorro-like outfit of his alter-ego, Skippito Friskito, and enters his closet for an adventure. The fiesta-colored pictures add zip, but the humor is heavy-handed and the story tedious. Copyright 2004 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2005 May #3)
The Siamese hero of this caper sleeps in a nest-with the birds-and is convinced that he's really a Chihuahua in disguise, and saves his pals from a giant Bumblebeeto Bandito. Ages 4-up. (Apr.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2004 January)
K-Gr 3-This is a wildly wonderful book about a hyperactive kitten, Skippyjon Jones, whose head and ears are too big for his body, and whose imagination is too intense for his mama. According to her, he needs to do some serious thinking about what it means to be a Siamese cat instead of a bird (Skippyjon always wakes up and eats worms with his feathered friends). She sends him to his room, where he imagines he is a Chihuahua ("My name is Skippito Friskito./I fear not a single bandito"). Chock-full of rhyming chants and Spanish expressions, the feline's adventure as a doggy Zorro ends in chaos. His frazzled mother gives him a hug anyway and says, "Say good night, Skippyjon Jones." "Buenas noches, mis amigos," says the kitten, as he bounces on his bed all ready for another adventure. The buoyant and colorful cartoon illustrations match the exuberant text perfectly. Spanish-speaking children will be especially delighted by the words and humor; others may be a little bewildered by all of the foreign phrases and will need some explanation, but the story definitely has the potential of a fun read-aloud. A good multicultural offering.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
 
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