|Author||Judith Byron Schachner|
|Series||Skippyjon Jones Series|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Followed by||Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House|
The title character is a Siamese cat with large ears. Since he doesn't look like his mother and sisters he thinks that he is a Chihuahua. He has a group of imaginary Chihuahua friends, Los Chimichangos. He lives with his mother Junebug, his three sisters Jezebel, Jillyboo, and Jujube.
In 2004, Skippyjon Jones won the first annual E. B. White Read Aloud Award, handed out by The Association of Booksellers for Children. It has also won several local children's book awards, including the New Hampshire State Library's 2005 Ladybug Picture Book Award, the 2005 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award, and the 2006 Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA) Colorado Children's Book Award for Picture Book. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children".
New York Times Review
Jerry Griswold in a New York Times review said "Here is linguistic fun and dual-language punning, or something like James Joyce’s “Ulysses” for the elementary-school set."
- Association of Booksellers for Children Programs History of E.B. White Read Aloud Award
- Ladybug Award, Center for the Book, New Hampshire State Library
- Book Awards
- CCIRA: Colorado Children's Book Award
- Nationoal Education Association (2007). "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children". Retrieved August 22, 2012.
- D. Ines Casillas (2015). "Speaking "Mexican" and the use of "Mock Spanish" in Children's Books (or Do Not Read Skippyjon Jones)". Retrieved September 29, 2017.