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Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble (Skippyjon Jones)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  11,592 Ratings  ·  227 Reviews
El Skippito is back! Avoiding a lecture from Mama Junebug, the kitty boy slips into his closet . . . and finds himself in ancient Egypt. His doggy pals, Los Chimichangos, 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 theFinx and enter the mummy's tomb. Our hero is up to the ...more
Hardcover, with Audio CD, 32 pages
Published October 19th 2006 by Dutton Books for Young Readers (first published 2006)
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Oct 26, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
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,
Aug 11, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
Dec 07, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bennett
This book was all over the place - my 4 year old son lost interest halfway through.
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
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
Sep 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, picture-books
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.
Jul 27, 2007 rated it it was amazing
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.
May 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
Skippyjon Jones is a very clever cat with a huge imagination. Often it thinks of itself as a dog, because seemingly dogs are free to have more fun. Wonderfully illustrated and with a good smattering of Spanish words, this is a fun book series. In this book, Skippyjon Jones pretends he is in Egypt having adventures without leaving the confines of his bedroom.
Jan 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: simply-the-best
Another great adventure with lots of comedy.

Thank you Judy Schachner. We adore Skippyjon Jones.
Feb 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I love the Skippyjon series! It is hilarious and very imaginative! My kids especially like it when we read it with an accent ;)
Trent Gillespie
Apr 13, 2014 rated it did not like it
What the hell was this? It made very little sense & it was slightly racially stereotypical of Hispanics in Egypt, for some reason. So bad.
Oct 25, 2016 added it
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Skippyjon Jones confused me. Just when I thought I found the rhythm, rhyme or direction of the story, it would shift or go off on a tangent. Very random, which sometimes seems clever or funny, but sometimes reminds me of when my husband would fall asleep reading a story to my children, and the last few sentences he would "read" as he drifted off were pure nonsense. Of course it was hilarious, so I guess I can see why kids love Skippyjon Jones.
Krista Abrao
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
the wording in this book was a bit hard to read. my 5 year old really had no idea what was even going on. :/ he liked that there was a mummy and cars, but everything else was over his head.
Shelby Rollenhagen
Nov 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: julien, rowan
My kids both love these books.
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I've always like Skippyjon Jones. However, this wasn't one of my favorites.
sherrie Labrum
Nov 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Ashley Salisbury
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love the fun use of word play and imagination. Like the Chronicles of Narnia in approach but full of unique ideas and fun situations.
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Cyndy Aleo
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
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 Jone
Oct 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
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...

Katie Bathke
Sep 22, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: childrens
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
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One really has to be INTO the mind and persona of Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese kitten who thinks he's a spanish speaking Chihuahua. My mother's love of poetry and unusual characters enables her to have fun with this tongue-twisting series. And believe me, she has a quick tongue. She and my little nephews particularly like this book as Egypt is one of those topics that both kids and adults find fascinating. It's not meant to be historically accurate particularly, but fun to read or listen to some ...more
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
Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is easily my favorite Skippyjon book!

Skippyjon is a big eared, trouble making, Siamese cat with a runaway imagination. Frequently relegated to his room to for his "crimes" he enjoys jumping on his big boy bed and straight into his closet where he has wild adventures with his imaginary friends. The story is written in rhyme and includes word play and introduces a little Spanish vocabulary (along with some Spanishesque nonsense).

In this installement, skippyjon enters the closet to visit the g
Feb 17, 2010 added it
Shelves: pbgs-1-choice
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
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Cute, funny, and adventurous.
Ms. Mielke's Class Make sure you post how your sheets tell you to!!!!
This book is about skippy jon jones going to egypt to get some peas he heard about. First to get inside the temple he has to solve a riddle. He solved the riddle and then he got inside the temple, grabbed the peas and ran home. This was an ok book. AE

This is a good book to read for fun because he has alot of adventures. I like the way Skippy is always hyper. It's fun to read about his adventures too.

This book is about a siamese cat that thinks he is a chihuahua. He goes to ancient Egypt to h
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-book
I love this author. She is wacky and wonderful and her stories are alive and creative and cute. What an amazing premise (I'm jealous I didn't come up with it myself): A siamese cat thinks he's a chihuahua. He has a nice mom and three sisters. He is always disappearing into his closet and having adventures (in his imagination!) Most of the books end with bedtime. All the books are lyrical, poetic, interactive (clap-clap!) and very fun. I love how random they can be at times. They are very hispani ...more
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"I was the last child and only daughter born to Edward and Mary Francis Byron on August 20th, 1951 in the city of Waltham, Massachusetts. My oldest brother Ted was very good at art and my middle brother Kevin kept me laughing with his funny stories.

Growing up we didn't have much money. My mother was very ill, and to make matters worse, I was extremely shy. All my teachers complained that "Judith n
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