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Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House | [Judy Schachner]

Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House

The Siamese kitty boy with the gigantico imagination has returned for another loco adventure. In his room for a time-out, Skippyjon Jones lets his imagination take him to a shack where his Chihuahua friends are yipping and yapping and hiding out from the Bad Bobble-ito, who has taken over their doghouse
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Publisher's Summary

The Siamese kitty boy with the gigantico imagination has returned for another loco adventure. In his room for a time-out, Skippyjon Jones lets his imagination take him to a shack where his Chihuahua friends are yipping and yapping and hiding out from the Bad Bobble-ito, who has taken over their doghouse.

How El Skippito chills the Chihuahuas and banishes the Bobble-ito will make more amigos for this endearing and irresistible rascal who made his first appearance in Skippyjon Jones.

©2005 Judith Byron Schachner; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Teri Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-04-09
    Teri Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-04-09
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    "Fun for parents and kids"

    The whole famly loves the skippjon jones books. They are hilarious and the narration is great!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Seattle, WA, United States 02-12-11
    Linda Seattle, WA, United States 02-12-11
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    "Be warned. Be VERY warned!"

    These are awful, but, from a preschooler’s perspective, very addictive. We purchased a couple of the Skippyjon Jones stories just to try something new, and because the ratings were so high. My 4-year-old liked them immediately. (Actually, he found In the Doghouse pretty slow and the plot very difficult to follow – but loved “Lost in Spice.”) But there are many things about these books that _I_ really dislike. The gender role stereotyping is atrocious – Skippyjon goes on adventure after adventure, while his 3 sisters spend all of their time helping mama in the kitchen. The multiple fake/made-up Spanish words (mixed in with real Spanish words) made me cringe – but worse is the stereotypical portrayal of Mexico, and Mexican culture and people. (“Frito Bandito” type stereotyping.) Skippyjon is not Mexican – but he pretends to be, spending considerable time talking in a fake Spanish accent.

    All of that is certainly reason enough not to get these books. But there is something I dislike even more: the interactions between Skippyjon and his mama. The disrespectful words and tone they (and Skippyjon in particular) use in speaking to each other have no place in a story intended for preschoolers. (Skippyjon screaming at her “You’re not the boss of me!” is the least of it.) Then, Skippyjon willfully engages in one forbidden behavior after another, completely disregarding anything his mother says.

    I wish I’d done a more thorough job of previewing before my son was exposed to Skippyjon Jones. I really hate these books.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer tampa, fl, United States 01-30-13
    Amazon Customer tampa, fl, United States 01-30-13
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    "Ok"
    What disappointed you about Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House?

    I thought it was too fast...


    Has Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House turned you off from other books in this genre?

    sort of...


    What didn’t you like about Judy Schachner’s performance?

    too fast, couldnt make out


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    jus a tad bit disappointed


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Test Newark, NJ, United States 11-19-12
    Test Newark, NJ, United States 11-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Not a real good book"
    Would you try another book from Judy Schachner and/or Judy Schachner?

    No, I would not try!


    What could Judy Schachner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    better audio could made this better


    What didn’t you like about Judy Schachner’s performance?

    everything about Judy Schachner’s performance


    What character would you cut from Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House?

    good question, but I have no answer


    Any additional comments?

    No

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michele Queen Creek, Arizona, United States 08-20-12
    Michele Queen Creek, Arizona, United States 08-20-12
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    "funny"
    Would you listen to Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House again? Why?

    I would most definately listen to skippy jon jones again because the way the author tells it and now that I have the book. My daughter can follow along too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the banditos. My daughter likes skippy jon jones.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes. Its a short story that you can listen to in a short amount of time. In a Dr. office, at the dentist, or waiting in a very long line.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a very cute book and I would recommend it to any one who has small children. Altho if you have the book..... It makes it much easier to follow along. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lesa United States 06-12-12
    Lesa United States 06-12-12
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    "My 6 year old love this book"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House to be better than the print version?

    never read the printed version


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    skippy of course


    Have you listened to any of Judy Schachner’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    first I was listening to Judy


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh


    Any additional comments?

    Books like these are inspirational for my son. It was clean and fun to him

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Test Newark, NJ, United States 06-12-12
    Test Newark, NJ, United States 06-12-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Perfect for Kids"
    Would you listen to Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House again? Why?

    Yes, this was perfect for my son. He enjoyed it and even I enjoyed it.


    What other book might you compare Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House to and why?

    Clifford


    What about Judy Schachner???s performance did you like?

    Perfect narrator for this Audio Book


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Great for Kids

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Martin FL 05-15-12
    A. Martin FL 05-15-12

    Fortunate Son

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    "adorable book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House the most enjoyable?

    I loved the music and her voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story came alive for my daughter with all the voices and music.


    What about Judy Schachner’s performance did you like?

    Her voice is exciting and fun.


    Any additional comments?

    I downloaded all the series for my 11 yr old daughter and enjoyed them myself as well!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bradlee R. Malcolm Akron, OH 01-26-12
    Bradlee R. Malcolm Akron, OH 01-26-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Disappointing"
    What did you like best about Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House? What did you like least?

    Shachner's stories are wonderful. She is a great writer, but not necessarily a skilled narrator...at least not for children. She reads WAY too quickly. I can't even understand her or the chorus of Los Chimichangos most of the time. A children's narrator should know more about how to read to children. Speaking this quickly to children, who are just now learning the language, can lead to speech disfluencies, including stuttering.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I love Skippyjon's imagination. I think he works as a wonderful tool to get kids to use their imaginations.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Read too quickly to process the information. Sometimes you can't even understand her.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Suzanne reidsville, NC, USA 01-13-09
    Suzanne reidsville, NC, USA 01-13-09
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    "Great fun for everyone"

    The adventures of Skippyjon Jones, the little
    siamese with big ears who wants to be a chihuahua,
    are wonderful books and this one is no exception.
    My four and five year old kids want the stories repeated
    over and over. The rhymes pull the kids in, the adventures
    entertain and mom and dad are happy with the bilingual
    education.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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