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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

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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  • Shonny
  • tampa, fl, United States
  • 01-30-13

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Test
  • Newark, NJ, United States
  • 11-19-12

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

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Linda
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 02-12-11

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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Skippyjon Jones is fun for the whole family!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House?

My children love the longs Skippyjon Jones sings.

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

All of Judy Schachner's performance is A++, like always!

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great! funny! great!

The author is the narrator, and she is amazing. These stories are so cute! my kids LOVE them.

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Great stories for those 30 minute trips

Our kids love to hear these, over and over. We play one or 2 if we're going on 30-45 minute trips, just to break up the monotony.

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Fun for all!

Well done! Read in a fun and engaging way! My kids enjoyed it, they look at the pictures while listening to this fun story.

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  • Xavi007
  • Stratford, CT, United States
  • 04-06-15

We just can't get enough!!

We have been listening to this and SJJ's Big Bones for YEARS!!! It is still a staple! We even use phrases from the book in our family lingo;)!! It's a three beaner!!!!

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a family favorite

wonderful story read by the author. lots of fun for whole family. you will have fun singing and clapping along.