Skippyjon Jones



Holy Guacamole Skippyjon Jones Is 10 Years Old He S Fearless, He S Fun, He S A Hero To All Enjoy A Special Edition Of The Book That Launched A Thousand Chimichangoes With A Note From Author Judy Schachner About How The Character Came Into Being There S A Photo Of The Real Skippyjon Jones, And Even A Reversible Jacket With El Skippito In His Mask Ito On The Other Side So Hold On To Your Mice And Beans This Book Is The Fiesta You Ve Been Waiting ForSkippyjon Jones

I was the last child and only daughter born to Edward and Mary Francis Byron on August 20th, 1951 in the city of Waltham, Massachusetts My oldest brother Ted was very good at art and my middle brother Kevin kept me laughing with his funny stories.Growing up we didn t have much money My mother was very ill, and to make matters worse, I was extremely shy All my teachers complained that Judith n I was the last child and only daughter born to Edward and Mary Francis Byron on August 20th, 1951 in the city of Waltham, Massachusetts My oldest brother Ted was very good at art and my middle brother Kevin kept me laughing with his funny stories.Growing up we didn t have much money My mother was very ill, and to make matters worse, I was extremely shy All my teachers complained that Judith needs to speak up in class, Judith needs to improve in arithmetic, and Judith needs to finish her work on time But no one complained about my artwork On paper I drew myself a world where mothers were healthy and teachers were kind My life was perfection in pencil.In 1969, Massachusetts College of Art accepted me as a student despite my poor SAT scores I graduated in 1973 with a BFA in illustration and went straight into the greeting card factories which included a stint at Hallmark For five years I designed cute cards, sad cards, funny cards, and wedding cards I was not having fun in fact I never wanted to pick up a paintbrush again.Then I met my husband, Bob, and for the first time in many years I could step off the 9 to 5 treadmill and devote all my energy to creating a portfolio of children s book art That was until two little baby girls were born Then motherhood became my favorite new jobOver the years I read hundreds of books to my daughters Inspired by the art and words, I was moved once again to finish my portfolio and take it on the road to New York That s when I met Lucia Monfried.The most important relationship in publishing is that of the author illustrator and her editor I am most lucky to have Lucia With her gentle encouragement and wisdom she took me by the hand and helped me accomplish the impossible In 1995 I not only illustrated my first picture book but I wrote it too Willy and May was published to wonderful reviews and no one ever suspected my fear of semi colons.The great thing about my job is that one day I can be writing about history, as I did in Mr Emerson s Cook The next day I m drawing a wacky old woman for I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie Or I can bring to life a beloved pet cat in my book The Grannyman I live in a constant state of 3rd grade bliss making up stories and drawing pictures Isn t that what we all did as children Several years ago the great author Lloyd Alexander stood in my back yard admiring my daughters Viking ship that s another story Never in my wildest fantasies did I ever think that my art would inhabit his world of words How the Cat Swallowed Thunder proves that dreams really do come true from

☁ Skippyjon Jones  PDF / Epub ✎ Author Judy Schachner – Firstchance10k.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Skippyjon Jones
  • Judy Schachner
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
  • 0525471340

10 thoughts on “Skippyjon Jones

  1. says:

    If there s one thing you can take to the bank after reading this book, it is that everything Skippyjon Jones learned about Mexico, he learned from watching Taco Bell commercials From the non sequitur rhymes that mutilate the spanish language, to the Chihuahuas preoccupation with beans, the boiled down rendition of Mexican culture is about as Mexican as cow entrails squeezed through ammonia is beef If the entirety of Schachner s creation wasinspired by the Taco Bell dog, I wouldn t be surp If there s one thing you can take to the bank after reading this book, it is that everything Skippyjon Jones learned about Mexico, he learned from watching Taco Bell commercials From the non sequitur rhymes that mutilate the spanish language, to the Chihuahuas preoccupation with beans, the boiled down rendition of Mexican culture is about as Mexican as cow entrails squeezed through ammonia is beef If the entirety of Schachner s creation wasinspired by the Taco Bell dog, I wouldn t be surprised The only thing that s missing from this book is a reference to Mountain Dew Baja Blast We can t hold Skippy completely accountable, however He s a sheltered young boy who can only rely on the shallow intimations of other species and cultures he finds in popular culture, to escape his dreary existence The fact that he spends his time with birds reveals to the audience that ...

  2. says:

    This is the worst kind of literature to expose your children to It s filled with stereotypes and fake accents It s sad that Judy Schachner doesn t know any better.

  3. says:

    Okay, I m giving this five stars because I think it would make an absolutely outstanding read aloud book And I m not the only one it s won the EB White Read Aloud Book Award And also, this is the sort of book I would have loved as a kid who loved interesting words and sounds There are SO many fun fun fun things to say in this book p I won t give it away, but Skipyjon is just the beginning Plus, the pictures are fun, the cats are cute, and it has a lot of absurdity and adventure and ima Okay, I m giving this five stars because I think it would make an absolutely outstanding read aloud book And I m not the only one it s won the EB White Read Aloud Book Award And also, this is the sort of book I would have loved as a kid who loved interesting words and sounds There are SO many fun fun fun things to say in this book p I won t give it away, but Skipyjon is just the beginning Plus, the pictures are fun, the cats are cute, and it has a lot of absurdity and ad...

  4. says:

    Where has Skippyjon Jones been all my life I love him And his mother With such a strong familial identity, Skippyjon is free to try out different identities, including being a bird and a chihuahua A bandito chihuahua The swordfighter He sings too.His mother calls Skippyjon lots of names They are in jest, of course, and none are as bad as Skippyjon s real name, so Skippyjon is okay with it Smart mom I should have thought of that My kids hate it when I call them bongee bobos from the w Where has Skippyjon Jones been all my life I love him And his mother With such a strong familial identity, Skippyjon is free to try out different identities, including being a bird and a chihuahua A bandito chihuahua The swordfighter He sings too.His mother calls Skip...

  5. says:

    Skippjon gets in trouble, sent to his room, thinks he s a chihuahua and all of a sudden he begins adding O to the end of his words to speak Spanish This book is seething in racism How havepeople not seen it and given it awards All the chihuahuas he meets have very stereotypical type names Making statements about rice and beans, because yes that s all Mexican people like to eat Then they have a fiesta and siesta while the chihuahuas carry around maracas and mariachi hats Come on I cann Skippjon gets in trouble, sent to his room, thinks he s a chihuahua and all of a sudden he begins adding O...

  6. says:

    Children seem to enjoy this book muchthan myself They love the character of Skippyjon Jones a Siamese cat who thinks he is a Chihuahua I would agree that the play on words is worthwhile, but not at the expense of murdering the Spanish language No matter how much I try to lighten up about it, I believe it pokes a little to much fun at my cultural heritage I would use this book as a critical component in reading comprehension and ask the students if the author is fairly representing Children seem to enjoy this book muchthan myself They love the character of Skippyjon Jones a Siamese cat who thinks he is a Chihuahua I would agree that the play on words is worthwhile, but not at the expense of murdering the Spanish language No matter how much I try to lighten up about it, I...

  7. says:

    I m not really sure why I liked this so much but I did It s a fun story with ADORABLE illustrations Skippyjon s a cat with a vivid imagination and loves pretending to be various kinds of creatures Also, there s a nice selection of Spanish words,...

  8. says:

    What is there not to like about a young Siamese cat who likes to play pretend, especially when he likes to pretend to be a Chihuahua the Mexican dog of royalty As an American of Mexican ancestry, who happened to be born and grew up along the Texas Mexican border and currently resides in the same border town of El Paso , I didn t find it too difficult to step beyond the controversy and the lack of political correctness that many adult readers find in this children s book to see how witty, cu What is there not to like about a young Siamese cat who likes to play pretend, especially when he likes to pretend to be a Chihuahua the Mexican dog of royalty As an American of Mexican ancestry, who happened to be born and grew up along the Texas Mexican border and currently resides in the same border town of El Paso , I didn t find it too difficult to step beyond the controversy and the lack of political correctness that many adult readers find in this children s book to see how witty, cute and funny Skippyjon s antics really are He is after all, just a kitten of a cat Sure there are stereotypes, but I didn t see them as being mean spirited or anything that a real child wouldn t be guilty of doing in the spirit of innocent pretending As a child, I might have created some of the same stereotypes Skippyjon did, especially in my speech I speak English, Texan, Spanish, and Spanglish very well and can change my manner of speaking my ac...

  9. says:

    The main character of this story is a Siamese kitten Skippyjon who believes he is a Chihuahua Along with his alternate personality he imagines he is in Mexico when he enters into this closet In his closet he becomes a hero and confronts an enormous bumble bee aka as El Blimpo Bumblebeeto Bandito My first observation was that the media used appears to be chalk and charcoal By lightly smudging the chalk, the drawings seem to have a soft texture This enhances the fur on the kittens and Chih The main character of this story is a Siamese kitten Skippyjon who believes he is a Chihuahua Along with his alternate personality he imagines he is in Mexico when he enters into this closet In his closet he becomes a hero and confronts an enormous bumble bee aka as El Blimpo Bumblebeeto Bandito My first observation...

  10. says:

    I ve picked up Skippyjon Jones off of the shelf at the library a few times thinking that I d read it to the kids, but every single time I ve put it back When I read the book to myself I can t help but think, this story is ridiculous, and it makes no sense I ll find something else Well, today I just went ahead and took the book to the kids and read it to them What I discovered is that when you read Skippyjon Jones aloud, the language and wordplay just pops to life It crackles with vivacity I ve picked up Skippyjon Jones off of the shelf at the library a few times thinking that I d read it to the kids, but every single time I ve put it back When I read the book to myself I can t help but think, this story is ridiculous, and it makes no sense I ll find something else Well, today I just went ahead and took the book to the kids and read it to them What I discovered is that when you read Skippyjon Jones aloud, the language and wordplay just pops to life It crackles with vivacity, and it has a lyrical quality that compels the reader to modulate their voice with the undulation of the language Reading Skippyjon Jones is like reading well crafted poetry.The language is put together in such a fascinating way that it really kept the attention of my niece and nephew Not only were they practicing rolling some of th...

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