Meet Skippyjon Jones

Meet Skippyjon Jones

Jackie Boucher
Aug 17, 2010

Hola Dudes. OK, I'll admit it. The exclamation "Holy Guacamole" has found its way into our family's regular vocabulary. It was the influence of one mischievous Siamese cat who thinks he's a chihuahua. He's Skippyjon Jones. And although Mama Junebug Jones is a tad exasperated with Mr. Fuzzy Pants' shenanigans, we are all fans of this crazy cat with an identity crisis.

Always on the lookout for books that are popular with the kids but can also be appreciated by parents, these read-aloud gems fit the bill. Highly imaginative. Playful. Judy Schachner's creative use of words and her compelling cadence and rhyming are almost hypnotic. On the re-read scale from 1 to 10, Skippyjon Jones gets a 10 in our household.

And Holy Jalapeño! Here's a video snippet of the first book. Also check out his official website for a few kiddie games.

At Barnes and Noble the prices range from around $9 to $12.

Skippyjon Jones

Skippyjon Jones in the Doghouse

Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble

Skippyjon Jones and the Big Bones

Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice

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