Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Skippyjon Jones-Lost in Spice by Judy Schachner

Schachner, Judy. Skippyjon Jones-Lost in Spice. Dutton Children’s Books, 2009. $16.99. Skippyjon Jones, a Siamese kitty boy who thinks he is a Chihuahua, is off on another adventure, this time into outer-spice. He politely borrows red spices from his mother so that he can go to the red planet Mars. On his adventure he meets a one-eyed green Martian that could be his twin, other green creatures, and Martian perritos. The illustrations are red hot and imaginative. The different fonts and font sizes add to the fun. Songs, clapping, and Spanish phrases make this story perfect to read-a-loud. There is also a bonus CD of the story with sound effects and music. EL-ESSENTIAL. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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