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Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble (Skippyjon Jones)

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El Skippito is back! His doggy pals want to visit the Under Mundo—the underworld—where mummitos rest in peas. But they need El Skippito's brains and courage to answer the riddle of the Finx and enter the mummy's tomb. Our hero is up to the task, and he's in for another whirlwind adventure.
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Published January 1st 2010 by Penguin Group (USA) (first published 2006)
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I gave this book 2 stars based on it's group-read-aloud potential for 3-5 year olds. It didn't do so good...probably one of the only books that bombed for my Early Learner Book Club class that I have been teaching for 3 years now. Sometimes I have to purchase the ELBC book without prereading and this time it came back to bite me.

First the children needed to be familiar with Skippyjon Jones to understand this book, for example I had to explain that he was a Siamese cat who thought he was a dog,
Why am I reviewing a children's book? Because I'm pretty sure this is the stupidest book I've ever read. It made absolutely no sense. Some of the words rhymed and some did not. Some of the pages had random Spanish words or Spanish-ish words and some did not. What are children supposed to get from this book? How am I this irritated over a children's book?

Example: "You seely leetle beast! To the Under World where mummitos rest in peas."


My two-year-old is now possibly traumatized for lif
I personally do not use this book as a library read aloud. I am uncomfortable with the language because it reminds me of the old Frito Bandito commercials. My school is a dual language Spanish/ English school and I have no desire to offend students or their families by attempting to affect a comical Spanish sounding accent. Yet, it is a kid favorite so I keep them available. As always, the family is adoreable and loving. The mother ever patient. Above all, I love that Skippyjon has an imaginary ...more
Jun 21, 2008 Dolly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people under 6 and their parents
Shelves: childrens-books
Best kiddo book evah. My two-year-olds love it, even though it's meant for an older audience. The rhymes and silly names make it a great read-aloud book. All of the Skippyjon books are The Whole Enchilada.
Skippyjon Jones never ceases to amaze and delight me. Every new adventure that features this spunky little kitten always has my full attention. I love the rhyme scheme in this book, the way it rolls of the tongue in delightful phrases that always seem to end in "ito." It is an absolute blast to read out loud. The illustrations are fabulous, Judy captures the essence of the little rascal and shows you what is going on in that "beeg" head of his. Ah, I'm in love with these books. I would highly re ...more
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Basic Plot: Skippyjon Jones heads into his closet and over to Egypt.

I love these Skippyjon books. The art is cute and the stories are fun in both plot and readability. My little guy likes listening to me read them, and I find them fun to read. There's a connection there when we're reading and clapping together that doesn't come when reading other books. That alone makes the Skippyjon Jones books worth hunting down.
I love the Skippyjon series! It is hilarious and very imaginative! My kids especially like it when we read it with an accent ;)
Another great adventure with lots of comedy.

Thank you Judy Schachner. We adore Skippyjon Jones.
Taylor De La Fe
This story is about Skippyjon Jones’ adventure to Egypt. Mamajunebug Jones finds Skippyjon Jones looking at a mummy magazine and he is warned that this will give him nightmares. He doesn’t seem to care, though, because he goes into his room bounces on his bed, and runs into the closet on a mission to get to Egypt. He meets his amigos, los Chimichangos, there and they all go to the ‘finx’ to sleep in ‘peas’. Skippyjon Jones soon finds that this journey is a little scary for him, but he must go th ...more
First off, I love cats! With this book, I loved all the little cat references and the items that cats use in their everyday life like the litter box. I also adore how this young cat Skippyjon Jones has such an active imagination. One thing that I wasn't expecting in this book was the fact that there were Spanish words scattered throughout the story. It is such a great way to get young students started in learning another language. I just wish that I knew more of what the Spanish words meant when ...more
Katie Bathke
This book has very detailed and colorful pictures. The pictures would be exciting for children to look at. They have all kinds of animals in them and some pictures are of things that are funny happening in the book. Even though the pictures are colorful the words are distracting from the pictures. Almost all the words in the book are in spanish. It wasn't just simple spanish words it was hard spanish words. This book was really hard to remember what was going on from page to page because I had ...more
Eh. I think the kids and I are approaching being "done" with Skippyjon Jones. Granted, I've read them to death since I discovered the first Skippyjon Jones, but the level of poetry and wordplay just isn't consistent through the rest of the series, and none of the other books have even held a candle to that first one. To make matters worse, my niece keeps exclaiming in increasingly frustrated tones, "What does that even mean?!? That doesn't make any sense!!"

My nephew enjoyed the first Skippyjon J
After singing "The More We Get Together" with everyone's names and then "Hello Everybody, Let's Clap Our Hands" (finishing with "Let's make a pyramid"--raise both arms above head and put hands together to make a triangle), launch into this delightful read-aloud.

Warning: reading this aloud takes about twenty minutes, virtually ALL your time. The story works better with early grades than with pre-schoolers due to the length. However, it has some group participation features such as...

Cyndy Aleo
Every other month or so, we get a Scholastic book order that arrives home in a backpack. We have so many books we could probably rebuild our house with them, but I can't resist getting the kids a treat for Halloween that isn't candy. For little Pete, the book I chose was Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judith Byron Schachner.

::: Little Kitty, Big Trouble :::

Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble
is the story of a little Siamese kitten named Skippyjon Jones. He lives with his mother, Junebug Jones
I'm reading this series with my cousin who is just finishing kindergarten and she loves them! I really like how they mix in Spanish words in the story but it doesn't feel forced and is even fun. The rhymes just roll of your tongue. my cousin and I would hang with El Skippito Friskito any day! They definitely showcase using your imagination. I'd totally recommend this and any other Skippyjon Jones book to anyone with a reader who loves picture books!
This is the third Skippyjon Jones book I've read to my kids and I still don't like them all that much. Too many nicknames, font sizes, "ito"-isms, and confusing a closet? Dogs? What?

That being said, I gave this one an extra star because I have read two already and am now getting the gist of it. If this had been the first book I read, it would have been a 1-star review because, to me, it just doesn't flow easily. I don't get it!

That being said, my one twin LOVES it! The other is in
This installment of the Skippyjon Jones collection may be the best of the lot. It has the most developed plot of the series, so far (Skippy goes on an adventure to ancient Egypt to find a Mummy). But like the second book, some of the story seems very random and the humor would be hard for many children to understand. And, as a literacy teacher, I just flat out don't like some of the wordplay--like having The Chimichangas call the Sphynx the Finx and adding "ito" or "o" onto the end of random wor ...more
This colorful book about a very imaginative young puppy will make the reader laugh through the entire book. Skippyjon Jones gets into some sticky situations when using his creative thinking.

This book brings diversity to the classroom by letting students that may know Spanish help the teacher to read the words correctly. If children are not familiar with other nationalities this is a great way to get them to hear another language. This book has many words that may be new to a reader. The vocabula
Another fun adventure with Skippyjon Jones. I love how his sisters play a trick on him--and their names are super fun. The language, the imagination, everything about these books is enjoyable.
Maddie Watson
I find the Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner to be such a fun read aloud. In this adventure Skippito is off to ancient egypt in search for a real life mummy! Even his chihuahua friends join in on the adventure that takes place in Skippyjon's closet. These books are great because they encourage young readers to use their imaginations to go to far off lands and imagine things they've never thought they could do before.

The text is also a fun contributing factor with this read aloud story. It
Trent Gillespie
What the hell was this? It made very little sense & it was slightly racially stereotypical of Hispanics in Egypt, for some reason. So bad.
Lindsey Johnson
Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Troubles by Judy Schachner was a very long for children’s book. I really thought the words were complicated for children to read or be read to. I am not sure what grade level I would read this to or if I would even read this book out loud to children because I am a junior in college and I was lost in the story. The positive note on this book was the pictures were very colorful, big and detailed. You can pick out a lot of little details in the pictures. This book reminds ...more
I wanted to read this book because of how much I enjoyed the first one. But I didn't like this one. No one in my family did.
I like reading this book. It made me laugh. I like it when Skippy jon jones was reading the cat mummy book the upside down. When he looks in the mirror he sees a dog and thinks its him. In this this book he went into his closet and then he was in another world with a lot of chihuahuas. The dogs took him to see the big finx in the land of the dead so he could answer the riddle. After answering the riddle he found a mummy and hurt his head. When he woke up he was wrapped like a mummy and ran away. ...more
Even though the made-up Spanish is VERY problematic, PreK loves them SJJ.
Cute, for sure, but not great. The kids seem to love it, though.
Denise Urena
If you like the Skippyjon Jones books, I would suggest choosing a different one. This story is very confusing and hard to follow for young children and it basically mocks Mexican culture. She adds -ito to several words so it sounds Spanish - "we only have one chance-erito". And she misspells words so that you can read it in a stereotypical Mexican accent - reedle instead of riddle, for example. This book does an excellent job of teaching stereotyping. I felt uncomfortable reading it to my son, a ...more
I have seen this advertised in the school book order forms and saw it at the library and grabbed it and another Skippyjon Jones book to check it out. The illustrations definitely intrigued me. Oh my gosh! We were laughing out loud reading these books. The basic premise you should know before reading these is that the Siamese cat thinks he is a chihuaha(sp?). The text is written with funny gringo Spanish accent impressions you can throw in. I couldn't help but get into the character reading these ...more
Still with the stereotypes. Ugh.
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