Skippyjon Jones

Skippyjon Jones

by Judy Schachner

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Holy guacamole! Meet the #1 New York Times bestselling Skippyjon Jones!

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!

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. 

*"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Buoyant and colorful cartoon illustrations match the exuberant text perfectly."—School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142408728
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 05/10/2007
Series: Skippyjon Jones Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 425,890
Product dimensions: 7.26(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.11(d)
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Judith Byron Schachner ( has been illustrating and writing children's books since 1992 and has given numerous presentations in schools and libraries. Her workshops are designed to be warm and personal with a special regard for the less than stellar student. In 1995, Judith wrote and illustrated her first picture book, Willy and May, and has turned out a number of projects since then.

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Skippyjon Jones 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 250 reviews.
Hannah Palmer More than 1 year ago
You've gotta buy this! I'm a fourth grader (yup, thats right) and I love it! This book is perfect for people of all ages. It's a VERY cute book.
Lynski46157 More than 1 year ago
My three year old grandson loves all the Skippyjon books, and this one in particular. Cleverly written, fast paced, highly entertaining. I bought in the "Read to Me" for color nook and love the voice and enunciation of the narrator.
jdiemart More than 1 year ago
Love this book! My daughter's favorite for the last 3 years, we can't get enough of Mr. Fuzzypants. Great way to encourage imaginative play and get a little Spanish too.
Ronnie Triplett More than 1 year ago
I have loved this series since i was in second grade and i love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story full of adventure, imagination, and culture. The illustrations are fabulously colorful and endearing. Will have in my collection for generations!
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Andrea-Barrister More than 1 year ago
I bought this for some friends of mine who just had their first child. I picked it up because they are cats people; then I read it and fell in love with it. It is a story a little less ordinary yet playful. The writing is fabulous. There are parts written as if Skippyjon is singing which I found to be easy to translate into song. It's a great read and enjoyable for parents, sitters, and children alike.
JubaJade More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are great and the story is super cute. Its a little too old for my 17 month old - and she reads a lot. My only complaint is that the text is very small and hard for me to read. On the NOOK color you can tap the text and it enlarges it in a white box, but then is covers up some of the illustration.
Jamie McLaughlin More than 1 year ago
My family loves this book! My daughter brought it home from school and we were instantly hooked after reading it. I love them so much my wife even got them for me as an anniversary present. We also have the audio versions on our Ipods. Keep 'em Judy we love Skippyjon!!!!!
Catfan92 More than 1 year ago
Skippyjon Jones is a wonderful adventure story about a spunky little Siamese kitten who thinks he is a fearless Chihuahua. This book is full of laughs and entertaining for both young and "older" audiences. Any of the Skippyjon Jones stories are perfect read alouds for the classroom or at home. I can't wait to see what Skippyjon's next adventure holds for him!
JamieMcBH More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story, emotional yet light. A great read for any child.
June Torrance More than 1 year ago
Great story! Very cute, clever and fun. I wish the Nook version was enhanced with a "Read to me" option and some animation like I've seen in other children's books (like in Marley series). Maybe display the pages one at a time instead of two at a time so we can see the words more easily. You can zoom on the writing but it covers the illustration... not ideal for a young child. I think we'll buy the others in hard back for now. I don't regret the purchase though.
Lady_Divine More than 1 year ago
I first heard this book when my teacher for oral communication came in to read to the class two weeks ago. I instantly fell in love with Skippyjon and bought two of the books for my 2 year old son while he was in the hospital. I came online tonight to see if it's formatted for my color nook which it is so I'll be busy buying and downloading when I'm paid next week. This series is a must buy for hours of laughter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My 3yr old loves Skippy Jon. He asked for this book after they read it aloud at his preschool. He begged for it for about two weeks before I went to see what it was all about. The story is so cute and perfect for reading aloud. We were very satisfied. Wished these came in a box set. It would be a great gift idea that way for christmas or teacher gifts.
sn12 More than 1 year ago
The content of the book is fine for children, but we could not get the book to conform to our Nook color. No matter how we would try to change the settings, the book would always open up to show two pages, which made the print extremely small and very hard to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are an absolute joy to read. I bought the rest of the read to me SkippyJon books right away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book!! I read this book and several other of the Skippy Jon Jones books to a class of kindergarteners and they were completely sucked into it. This book is great and one of my favorites to write lesson plans with
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Epic book. Great. U have to get it! Its perfect for younger children.
moregrit More than 1 year ago
Very cute and fun story to read...definitely a good one to buy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I find reading this series to be challenging, but the read to me versions are wonderful! A repeater in our home.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its a funny story that I would say is a good book for kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
although this is the most epensive thing i have purchased, this book is great for my three year old brother. i remember this book from when i was little, and its great to see that he enjoys it just as much as i did when i was little.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My son went on and on about this book. His teacher read it to his class,and he has wanted it on my nook ever since.. such a cute story.. we love the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
drycreekmom More than 1 year ago
This book is very fun! My kids love it! And admittedly, I enjoyed it too. The author who reads it on the Nook version is a great reader who is able to capture and keep the attention of her audience. The only think I would change is the speed in which it is read. It was read so quickly that it is hard to understand what she is saying. To solve this problem I read it a little slower to my kids so when they do listen to the author read, they understand what is being said. This is a definite thumbs up as my kids (ages 5 and 8) read it over and over again.