Skippyjon Jones by Judy SchachnerSkippyjon Jones by Judy Schachner

Skippyjon Jones

byJudy SchachnerIllustratorJudy Schachner

Paperback | April 7, 2005

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Holy guacamole! Meet the #1 New York Times bestselling Skippyjon Jones!

Skippyjon Jones is no ordinary kitten. Oh, no. . . .He's actually El Skippito, a great sword-fighter ready to battle banditos the world over! With a little imagination and a whole lot of fun, this frisky cat dons a mask and cape and takes on a bad bumble-beeto to save the day. And along the way, he'll be sure to steal young reader's hearts, yes indeed-o!

My name is Skippito Friskito. 
I fear not a single bandito. 
My manners are mellow, 
I'm sweet like the Jell-O, 
I get the job done, yes indeed-o. 

*"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Buoyant and colorful cartoon illustrations match the exuberant text perfectly."—School Library Journal
Judith Byron Schachner ( has been illustrating and writing children's books since 1992 and has given numerous presentations in schools and libraries. Her workshops are designed to be warm and personal with a special regard for the less than stellar student. In 1995, Judith wrote and illustrated her first pi...
Title:Skippyjon JonesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 10.44 × 9 × 0.14 inPublished:April 7, 2005Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142404039

ISBN - 13:9780142404034

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this book! My husband read these books to our boys and does all the voices. The kids just love it.
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This lovable, mischievous, adventurous kitty will steal your heart! Skippyjon is an absolute favourite in our home. The storyline is cute and captivating, the illustrations are vivid and fun. The use of a little Spanish vocabulary is a nice little addition. Perfect book for for reading using different voices and accents. Skippyjon will capture your heart. A riotous romp!
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! My son had gotten this as a gift one year, we had never heard of it before. It is so much fun to read and he loved it so much! We still go back to it quite regularly. Fun living cat with a wild imagination!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Read this book to my Junior Kindergarten class... it was a bit long for some of them, but they ADORED it! They loved the rhyming and the silly, yet imaginative, adventure that El Skippito went on. Make sure to read it over ahead of time and practice your voices! I am buying the other four books in the series and making Fridays our "Imagine with Skippyjon" days. A great read!
Date published: 2011-04-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very Cute but my otherwise attentiive to books 4 year old seemed distracted while I read this book What a great book, but I think some of the language is a tad difficult for a 4 year old to understand, prepare to get tongue tied, with all the rhyming in the book. I think it is for a 5 to 6 year old who has a sense of humour! I sure got a kick out of it and I am 37!
Date published: 2008-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspires Creativity Schachner's Skippyjon is an inspiration for any child who has ever pretended to be someone or something else!
Date published: 2008-01-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Clever Children's Book This is a great book for any parent to read to their child and for any teacher to use as a read aloud in a classroom. The book tells the story of a Siamese cat who thinks he is a Chiuhuahua. Skippy Jon Jones gets himself in to a lot of trouble as a Chiuhuahua!!! This book has many Spanish words and has great illustrations by the author. A must read for the young and the youg at heart!!
Date published: 2008-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book Meet Skippy Jon Jones, the siamese cat who dreams of being a chihuahua. Join Skippy as he travels to Mexico and joins the Banditos. This book is hilarious, a favorite for both me and my child.
Date published: 2007-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So funny! My 4 four-year old and I have so much fun with this book. Definitely a book meant to be read out loud. Have fun with the accent beesness(!) for loads of laughs. A definite classic for anyone who likes silly books and wordplays.
Date published: 2006-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious! We are headed to bed to read Skippyjon Jones for the third night in a row. It's not really a good bedtime book because when it is read out loud with the appropriate energy and accent it is hilarious. It's too much fun to be relaxing and sleep inducing. My seven year old says if she were in charge of book awards this book would get one.
Date published: 2006-05-25

Editorial Reviews

*"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Buoyant and colorful cartoon illustrations match the exuberant text perfectly."—School Library Journal

"The illustrations are as humorous as the story and kids will enjoy them."—Children's Literature