Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat who wants to be a Chihuahua, is back! Judy Schachner brings children the newest tale of his escapades with Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice. This time, his brave doggie alter ego, Skippito, is ready for another whirlwind adventure – on Mars! He knows that Mars is actually covered in zesty, spicy red pepper and he’s set out to prove it. Of course, with Skippito, nothing ever goes quite as planned, and there’s a lot more on the spicy red planet than he thought!
Judy Schachner knows what it means to bring great wordplay into the hands of children. Her story is chock full of wacky rhymes, silly phrases, ridiculous words that make no sense but are oodles of fun to say. Children’s books like this one are certain to have kids rolling with laughter as they read about Skippito’s crazy adventure. He even meets up with a Martian!
Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice is sure to be a huge hit with fans of the past books. Schachner’s illustrations complete this hardcover, filled with bright colors, giggle-worthy faces made by Skippy, and action as he blasts off into space (or rather, spice!). The book doesn’t stop there though. It comes with a great bonus – an audio CD of the book, read by Schachner herself. Now even if parents aren’t there to read with their children, they can simply start the CD and read along with Schachner or let her read to them. Schachner reads with gusto, getting into her characters and letting her unique twists of Spanish roll right off the tongue. She uses both real Spanish words as well as goofy, made up words to aid in rhymes and give Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice a bit of fun flair that children will easily appreciate.
This book is ideal for children ages 3-5 and is available in hardcover, which will give it the extra strength to be read over and over again. Be ready to keep this title handy, because children are sure to enjoy reading it and love going with Skippito on his spicey escapade every time.