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Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner
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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 words to make them sound Spanish (see my concerns about lingualism in my review of the first Skippy book).

Luckily, kids love the fun, colorful, and exaggerated pictures! And they like that Skippy's sisters play a trick on him. This is a lively read aloud even for younger audiences, even with the flaws. The pictures are intricate colored pencil and pastels.
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