Reviews for Skippyjon Jones, lost in spice

School Library Journal
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Gr 1-3-Hola! The cat with identity issues meets a body double-green, one-eyed, but otherwise not so different-on Mars, which is rightly dubbed the Red Planet because it's covered in chili powder! Tumultuous pictures capture the pace and humor of this latest episode in the exploits of the would-be Chihuahua perfectly. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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K-Gr 3-The irrepressible kitty boy is back in an out-of-this-world adventure involving a visit to Mars. Fans of the wannabe Chihuahua will recognize his Spanish-laced expressions and obsessions, while those new to his style will need time to adjust as the plot shifts between Earth and outer space. In this tale, he comes up against a band of Martians, including one that could be his twin (when one discounts the fact that he's green and one-eyed, hence his nickname Uno Ojo). A tug-of-war over Skippyjon's sock monkey results in the expedition ending with his safe return from the spicy planet (Mars is covered with chili powder). Skippyjon's fans will not be disappointed with his latest adventure. The colorful and energetic illustrations showcase the otherworldly setting while the kitten's alien twin is particularly appealing.-Maura Bresnahan, High Plain Elementary School, Andover, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publishers Weekly
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Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese kitten who thinks he's a Chihuahua, is also "nuts about Mars," which he decides to visit via a trip to his closet. Passing through the constellations, the space-suited (really, it's a snowsuit) feline encounters Los Chimichangos, who appear in a fiery comet, as well as his green Martian double once he reaches the red planet, which is covered in chili powder. Skippyjon's ludicrous adventures and energetic personality will keep fans happy that his imagination remains unchecked. A recording of the story read by the author is also included. Ages 3-5. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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