Skippyjon Jones

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Skippyjon Jones
Author Judith Byron Schachner
Country United States
Language English
Series Skippyjon Jones Series
Genre Children's story
Publisher Dutton Juvenile
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback)
Followed by Skippyjon Jones in the Dog-House

Skippyjon Jones is a children's picture book by Judith Byron Schachner, published in 2001 by Dutton Juvenile. It is the first book in a series of the same name.

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.[1] It has also won several local children's book awards, including the New Hampshire State Library's 2005 Ladybug Picture Book Award,[2] the 2005 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award,[3] and the 2006 Colorado Council International Reading Association (CCIRA) Colorado Children's Book Award for Picture Book.[4] Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children".[5]

New York Times Review[edit]

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."[6]


The Skippyjon Jones series has come under criticism for its use of mock Spanish [7].


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