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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 wh...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Dutton Juvenile
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Luann
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
S.K.
I think I might be the ONLY one who does not "get" these books! Half the time I don't know what's going on and it is so painful to read aloud! Who are all these characters and what's with all the -ito after everything?

I've read two Skippyjon Jones books to my two 4 year old twin girls...one loves them and one does not. So we're pretty hit and miss over here.

In this book our main character is referred to in many ways: Skippyjon Jones, nugget, kitty boy, hombre, Skippito Friskito, dude, Skippy, ga...more
Rowlak5
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
Lynne
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 w...more
Evan
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...more
Taylor De La Fe
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 o...more
Jacque Sherbak
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!
Stephanie
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...more
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.
Amberly
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.
Shannon
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.
Karen
My five-year-old son picked this book out from the library this week. We are pretty big fans of the Skippito Gatito in our house.

This one, however, is not my favorite of the books. Not by a long shot. I did laugh at the reference to the bus-driving pigeon, but that was the only time I laughed. Or even smirked. I quit reading about 3/4 of the way through, and my son gave up way before that. In the canon of Skippyjon Jones books, this one is a stinkerito.

The artwork, as ever, however, is adorabl...more
Melanie
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...more
Amy
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Kylie
Oct 22, 2012 Kylie added it
Shelves: habelldigital
Summary:
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.

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

Appeal:
“Skippy Jo...more
Julia Jasztal
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...more
Ali Dutil
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 w...more
Ashley

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.
TEACH:...more
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 c...more
Justine Paige
This is a story about a kitten who wants to go to school, but it is only for dogs. So the kitten pretends to be a Chihuahua to get in. This is a long story for first or second graders with a handful of bigger words. It also uses some Spanish words. As a Spanish minor, exposure to Spanish vocabulary is important to me.
Adrienne
I love all of the Skippyjon Jones books, but this one gets extra points for its reference to Mo Willems' Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus. Awesome!
Michele
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
Snorkle
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...more
Toni
Glad this came with a CD read along..... Guess I should've taken Spanish :)
Dolly
Aug 19, 2011 Dolly rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Yet another hilarious story starring our favorite little kitty boy. We read this book together and then we followed along with the book as we listened to Judy Schachner narrate it on CD.

It's funny and lyrical and teaches a little bit of Spanish and French. We really enjoyed reading this book together and we hope that more books in the Skippyjon Jones series will be published soon.
Laura
I love Skippyjon Jones! Great for read alouds!
Michelle
Love the art but kind of long for kids
Jasmine
I will definitely have to try to read this with Z again in the future. Because of course, this is way over her head right now. But I loved the pictures, the clever rhyming and all the adult-ish jokes. (Not explicit or anything, just clever...) There was so much that was jammed into this story that it felt a little crazy and there were quite a bit of words to go along with each of the pictures so it was a little hard for Z to sit through. Probably not the most entertaining book for a one-year-old...more
Pam Moore
Audience: Primary
Genre: Beast tales and humor
Have you ever wanted to be someone or something other than yourself? Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat who dreams of being a Chihuahua. He wants to go to school with his dog friends. They want the super hero, Skippito, to help them with a bully. Will El Skippito be able to solve this 'woolly' problem? If you enjoyed other Skippyjon Jones books, or books that incorporate Spanish words, you will love this as well!
Crystal
Sep 15, 2012 Crystal rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids, anyone who likes funny short stories, anyone who likes to read aloud
Shelves: humor, kids
I loved it! I think Skippyjon is so much fun to read loud. The kids really like to listen to his adventures and I can't wait to get the chance to read this one. Skippyjon has gone to school with his old pals the Los Chimichangos. They end up in their usual antics and songs ensue! Loads of fun! Be sure to use your very best Spanish accent (even when singing in French class) and in a muy, muy soft voice welcome Skippyjon to school.
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