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Skippyjon Jones really wants to go to school. School is for dogs, his mama tells him. It's where they go to get trained. But nothing can stop Skippy-once inside his closet, he finds himself on the playground of his imagination, surrounded by dogs of all kinds. He bays with the beagles, learns French with the poodles, and checks out a Chihuahua book from the library. And ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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Dec 07, 2011 Luann rated it really liked it
I loved the first Skippyjon Jones book I read, which was the first Skippyjon Jones book. I didn't enjoy the second one I read, Skippyjon Jones: Lost in Spice, nearly as much. It seemed to be just exactly like the first with just a different theme. In some book series that's a good thing, but in this one it just wasn't as much fun the second time. Although I do have to say I haven't noticed any of the students in my library turning their nose up at a second Skipppyjon Jones book. They seem to enj ...more
Aug 06, 2013 Lynne rated it it was ok
Shelves: children
Let me start off with stating that I really like the Skippyjon Jones books. It is a cute character, the illustrations are fun, and the word play and story lines are usually good. However, I didn't find that I liked this one as well as some others. The pages are very busy - overwhelming at times. Also, while I know that kids like rhyme, adding an O to things to create that rhyme was just annoying to me. I think children will still like the story and the character, but I don't want to be the one ...more
Mar 29, 2016 kristen rated it really liked it
Thank you Mrs. Reinhardt for this fun gift today! I have heard so much about these Skippyjon Jones books but had never picked one up until Mrs. R. so generously left one in my classroom this morning. Our comprehension strategy was to go back and reread if we didn't understand and this was the perfect book to practice with. It was a BLAST reading these spanish words and then using context clues to decipher meaning or backing up to reread to make sense of the crazy fun of the story. My 2nd graders ...more
Jacque Sherbak
Aug 18, 2011 Jacque Sherbak rated it it was amazing
Our Siamese Kitty Boy is fantasizing again... This time he dreams he goes to school with the other dogs; he imagines himself a chihuahua you see. He will confront the dreaded wooly bully. Probably the sweetest of his closet escapades and exposes the reader to more spanish than in the past. Loved it, the art is a hoot. Check out the earrings on the librarian and posters in the dog school hallways!
Stacia Leigh
In this book our main character is referred to in many ways: Skippyjon Jones, nugget, kitty boy, hombre, Skippito Friskito, dude, Skippy, gatito, Mr. Whistle Whiskers, and Little Dipper.

Then there's the closet, the extra characters with strange names, throw in Spanish and French elements, mix with varying font types and sizes...

I was confused.
Aug 20, 2011 Amberly rated it did not like it
Shelves: picture-books
I think this is the third Skippyjon Jones book I've read. I kept hoping I'd get what everyone else seems to love but I don't. I had a hard time even paying attention.
Rebecca Dean
This book was very hard to fallow. The words a are written in all differnt sized and styled fonts, which I think would be hard for a beginning reader to fallow and read all the way through.
Aug 24, 2011 Shannon rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2011
Whuuuuuuuut. What HAPPENED? Not funny at ALL. And I don't even know what to say about the idea that the dogs go to school and the cats stay home to do the housework.
Balters' 3rd Grade Class
Jan 07, 2016 Balters' 3rd Grade Class rated it it was amazing
Y.T 5 stars
Millie Taylor
May 01, 2016 Millie Taylor rated it it was amazing
One of the funniest Skippyjon books to read, especially if you find farts funny!
Alyssia Saldana
Oct 26, 2016 Alyssia Saldana rated it liked it
Skippyjon Jones, Class Action by Judy Schachner is about a Siamese cat who wants to be a "chi-wa-la" (chihuahua). Skippyjon Jones also wants to go school for dogs but his mom doesn't allow him too, so he goes into his closet and his imagination takes over. In his imagination he is at dog school and he makes friends and all the dogs know that he is actually a cat. He makes friends with a lot of different kinds of dogs like poodles and chihuahua.
Throughout the entire book, Skippyjon Jones try's t
Nov 22, 2014 NebraskaIcebergs rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Judith Schachner’s wonderful imagination infuses the story of Skippyjon Class Action. A great sense of play also permeates the book’s artwork. Both make for compelling reasons why you should purchase Skippyjon Class Action, except that there’s an accusation of racism against the whole series. Is the latter true? And, if it is, does that discount the other merits?

Skippyjon is dying to go to school, even if school is just for dogs. And nothing, not even being sent to his room by his mother, is goi
Kelli Novak
ISBN# 9780525422280

Skippyjon Jones really wants to go to school. School is for dogs, his mama tells him. It's where they go to get trained. But nothing can stop Skippy-once inside his closet, he finds himself on the playground of his imagination, surrounded by dogs of all kinds. He bays with the beagles, learns French with the poodles, and checks out a Chihuahua book from the library.…
Ali Dutil
Sep 16, 2012 Ali Dutil rated it it was amazing
Skippyjon Jones goes on another adventure into his closet. In this story Skippyjon Jones really wants to go to school, however school is just for dogs. After talking with his mother and dealing with his sisters, Skippy uses his imagination and turns his closet into the journey of attending school pretending to be a Chihuahua. He doesn't do a very good job blending in though. He seems to be sticking out like a soar thumb with his super smarts and lack of enthusiasm to chase balls. He even works ...more
Stephanie H (My Bookish Itinerary)
Both of my girls seemed to really enjoy reading this book. We have read a couple other Skippyjon Jones books.
Overall, I think it is a good story. My 3 year old really liked the little songs.
It is a cute story. Skippyjon wants to go to school with the dogs. Not understanding why cats can't go to school. So he dresses up and disguises himself as a chihuahua. He gets to do all the fun things involved with going to school, like riding the bus, going to art class, music class, math, the library and F
Feb 23, 2014 Evan rated it it was ok
In this sixth installment of the bestselling children's series Skippyjon Jones, our title character finds himself envying the pooches who ride the bus to go to school, determining to do so himself. Reminding him of his feline nature, his mother sends him to his room where he wastes no time in setting off on another imaginary journey in his closet, this time boarding the big yellow bus full of dogs bound for obedience school.

Joining his faitful friends, Los Chimichangos, el Skippito is saddled wi
Julia Jasztal
Jan 18, 2013 Julia Jasztal rated it it was amazing
Mommy's review from 12/14/11 -

WHOA!!!! Listen to me and listen good. Get this on audio. I don't care who you are but no one will be able to read this like Schachner. She is no joke. I have never, in my life, listened to a narrator get so into reading and do it so well. John Lithgow reading Micawber is way, way good but Schachner is out of this world!
I will not buy or borrow any edition of this unless a CD accompanies it. I could never ever do these books justice.
Schachner should be commended fo
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I wanted to like this one more, but didn't care for the little dog in the teacup that everyone was afraid of. Aside from that, it was cute, as usual. Skippyjon wants to go to school and, thinking he's a chihuahua, tries to go with the dogs. Mama fetches him home in a very cute picture where she's got him in her mouth by the seat of his pants while his three little sisters are riding their tricycles ahead of them. She tries to tell him that school is for dogs, and he is not a dog, but a Siamese ...more
Nov 26, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
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Book Title: Skippy JonJones Class Action
Description: Skippy JonJones pretends to go to school with a bunch of dogs. He talks about going to all of the classes and how he excels in those classes.
Narrative Structure: Skippy JonJones tells about what happens when a Spanish cat who wants to be a dog pretends to go to school with a bunch of dogs and handles a “bully”.
Endings: This book ends with a twist. The “bully” everyone is afraid of, Skippy JonJones finds out is just a tiny hungry pooch.
Oct 22, 2012 Kylie added it
Shelves: habelldigital
Skippy Jon Jones is a very special kind of cat. He is extremely interested in going to school, with the dogs. After his mamma tells him no, Skippy sneaks to school with the dogs anyways. Skippy has an adventurous day learning how to fetch, bark, and even eating dog food. Once Skippy becomes sick from all the dog food, the teacher becomes suspicious and runs Skippy out of school.

The book is targeted for elementary children wanting to fit in with their peers.

“Skippy Jo
Skippyjon is one hilarious little Siamese Cat. Oh, wait; is he a dog? He liked to think he's a little Chihuahua, no matter what his mother things.

In this installment Skippyjon wants to go to school but Momma insists school is for dogs only. Not to be thwarted, Skippyjon opens his closet door and off to school he goes. His amigos are very pleased to see him as they want his help with the school bully. The Siamese and his amigos make it through music, art, library and French before ever encounteri
Dione Basseri
So, I hard a hard time picking between one and two stars here. I picked this up as a library cast-off, since my nephew read one of these and loved it. His grandmother got him one as well. But, as I was reading this, I was a bit unsettled. It didn't feel right, as regards the Latin@ content. Skippyjon speaks a lot of random Spanish words, but it all seems very, very silly.

So I took to a librarian's message board to check on opinions, and, I've got to say, I don't think I'm personally comfortable
Taylor De La Fe
Apr 24, 2014 Taylor De La Fe rated it liked it
This story is a continuation of the original Skippyjon Jones. Skippyjon Jones goes on yet another adventure in this story as a Chihuahua. It begins when he sees all of the dogs go off to school. Skippyjon Jones is very jealous and wants to go to school with them. Mama Junebug Jones, however, does not think school is a place for cats. So, as Skippyjon Jones bounces on his bed looking at himself in the mirror, he has an idea. He goes into his closet and begins his journey to school. When he gets ...more
Jill Stark
Jan 30, 2015 Jill Stark rated it really liked it
Primary Book: Skippyjon Jones Class Action by Judy Schachner (2011): Read Aloud.
Mya mentions animals quite a bit in her interest survey. She wants to know more about animals, enjoys animal stories, and one future wish is to have a cat store. She also likes to read humorous books.
Skippyjon Jones is a playful, Siamese kitty who thinks he is a Chihuahua. Skippyjon uses his alter ego name, El Skippito, to attend dog school with his friends, the Chimichango Gang. Skippyjon’s mother is not happy ab
Kayla Hepler
Oct 06, 2015 Kayla Hepler rated it liked it
Skippyjon Jones is a cat that wants to attend school so, so badly! However, his mom says he can't attend the school because the school is for dogs. The school bus is even titled, "Barker Academy." Although the school is for dogs, it sure doesn't stop Skippyjon Jones from going to school, even if it is in his own closet. With his great imagination, a Spanish accent and small Spanish vocabulary, Skippy boards the bus with his amigos! On the bus he learns that there is a dog that has been being a ...more
Sep 12, 2012 Michele rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Cute picture book in the Skippyjon Jones series following the same general theme of a Siamese cat who wishes he were a chihuahua. The rhyming text and cute illustrations and sign-song Spanish or Spanish-sounding words are fun and entertaining. My only real complaint isn't really a complaint at all: when I read it I already know what and how the story is going to work because it is not the first book in the series, and they all kind of work out the same way. My first graders were telling everyone ...more
Sam Gallagher
Jun 05, 2016 Sam Gallagher rated it liked it
Skippyjon Jones is an adventurous kitten that just wants to go to school... with the dogs. This hilarious story follows a kitten that's smitten for Chihuahuas and will stop at nothing to run with the big dogs. His mother is not so happy with his adventures, however she still loves her adventurous and bold little kitten. The illustrations in this book are very well done in watercolor and pen and they help the story to come alive. The portrayal of each kind of dog and the expressions on the ...more
The Badger
Jul 19, 2016 The Badger rated it really liked it
My students adore these books, and I have so much fun reading them to the class! I used to schedule "Skippy-dates" with students who were having a rough time (I'm the counselor) and we'd go somewhere private to read, but as time went on my quiet kids started asking if they could bring friends. Of course! Except then we'd end up with so many kids that I'd just set up "classroom dates" instead!

P.S. I thought Skippy was a chihuahua in cat "drag" for several books. It didn't "click" that he was real
Dec 27, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it
How can you not love the antics of the silly Siamese kitty who goes on all sorts of crazy adventures in his closet? Needless to say, this book was definitely entertaining and I listened to the audio CD that came with the book and it was a great companion to the story! Judy Schachner read the book out loud and created different voices for all of the characters in the book. The singing was hilarious as well. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I would definitely recommend it.

*Taken from my book rev
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