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Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble (edition 2006)

by Judy Schachner

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Title:Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble
Authors:Judy Schachner
Info:Dutton Juvenile (2006), Hardcover, 32 pages
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Summary: Skippyjon Jones goes on a hunt for some peas in the mummy tomb. He gets scared from his adventure.
Critique: Again, enjoyed this book. I think this series if very fun and interactive. The Spanish in the text makes the book interactive and fun.
Prompts: This would be a fun book to read if I were teaching about the tombs and mummies in Egypt. It would be a good relaxing book that would be a good end to the unit.
  hallorand | Sep 19, 2016 |
Adorable little Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat with ears too big for his head, a mommy who loves him dearly, and who pictures himself as a Chihuahua, reads a magazine about ancient Egyptian mummies and heads off to his closet for another imaginative adventure. Once in the closet, he finds his band of Chihuahua compadres and they head to ancient Egypt in an attempt to find mummies and peas: Skippyjon Jones nearly ends up as a mummy himself.

I love Skippyjon Jones: the language is energetic (almost hyperactive), the imagery folksy, and there are plenty of opportunities for children to join in the silliness by chanting/singing and clapping along to certain sections. We teach Spanish from kindergarten onward as a second language in our school, and while the Spanish teachers will have to work to separate out the Spanglish from the real thing (mostly it is written in English), it is a fun way to include second language beginner practice and perhaps get children interested in learning more about ancient Egypt.

Recommended age range: 4-8

Subjects/themes/curriculum connections:
• Spanish
• Rhyme, chant
• International Baccalaureate learner profile: inquirers, communicators ( )
  TLkirsten | Oct 19, 2014 |
Another great book about the great Skippito! My students love the voices and singing and clapping. They get a big kick out of Skippyjon thinking he is a chihuahua! ( )
  weisser4 | Jun 3, 2014 |
In my opinion, Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble is a good children’s book. I really liked that the author incorporate Spanish vocabulary words into the story. The main character in the story used the words chicos, vamanos, and frijoles. This definitely adds an element of interest and multiculturalism, while challenging the readers. I also liked the illustrations because they are so detailed and follow the story very well. On page two, the cat is sitting on a pyramid made out of kitty litter while reading a book about mummies. The pictures on this page are very colorful and detailed to the point of seeing the grains of kitty litter and a great display of all activities occurring in the bathroom, such as, the other kittens using the litter boxes and the mother cat watching them. Also, the words were written in different fonts, sizes, and colors that capture the eye and add a little more fun to reading the words. The big idea of this story is that reading and imagination can create an escape to another world. For the main character, reading about mummies in ancient Egypt transported him back in time. ( )
  bstove1 | Sep 17, 2013 |
Skippyjon Jones has a wide imagination and goes on an adventure in his closet which in his imagination is Egypt. His adventure is to discover mummies. He comes across some friends in Egypt and continues with his imagination.

I like how the author includes some Spanish words because it makes the text more interesting. This is a fun and funny story children would enjoy. The illustrations are also very good. ( )
  rsaenz4 | Nov 26, 2012 |
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For Carol and Steve and muchas gracias to: Lucia, Stephannie, Heather, Sara R., Sarah P., and the many who make Skippy bounce. Con mucho cari~no, Mamalita
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Skippyjon Jones did his very best thinking outside the box.
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El Skippito is back! His doggy pals want to visit the Under Mundo—the underworld—where mummitos rest in peas. But they need El Skippito’s brains and courage to answer the riddle of the Finx and enter the mummy’s tomb. Our hero is up to the task, and he’s in for another whirlwind adventure.

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Skippyjon Jones, a Siamese kitten who thinks he's a Chihuahua, dreams of traveling to ancient Egypt with his gang of Chihuahua amigos.

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