We LOVE Skippyjon Jones!!! He is so funny – a Siamese kitten who thinks he’s a Chihuahua and has an imagination that is just beyond! Here’s the review for the first book, but I’ll only include the cover images for the others. Check them out of your library today!!


 Skippyjon  Jones

Judy Schachner
Dutton’s Children’s Books, 2003

This is a book about a Siamese kitten with a very vivid imagination!

Main character –

·         Skippyjon Jones aka Skippito Friskito, Mr. Kitten Britches, Mr. Fuzzy Pants, Mr. Fluffernutter, El Skippito, Mr. Cocopugs

Secondary characters –

·          Los Chimichangos,  a band of Chihuahuas, some of whom are: Don Diego, Poquito Tito, Pintolito, Rosalita and Tia Maria

·         Alfred Buzzito the El Blimpo Bumblebeeto Bandito, the Los Chimi’s mortal enemy

That Skippyjon! He has such an imagination and he, like me when I was a kitten, gets into so much trouble. When his mom finds him sleeping with the baby birds, she pulls him out of the nest and carries him home. She banishes him to his room so he can think about being a Siamese Cat, not a bird! But, of course, Skippyjon Jones does no such thing. His imagination runs away with him and he becomes a Siamese Zorro. He travels back to Old Mexico and mistaken for a dog he rescues a band of terrorized chihuahuas  – with EXPLOSIVE results!

Very adorable story! And meaningful, too especially since we have a Chihuahua in the house. I loved this story!!

Rating: 5 paws for the celebration of pure imagination!



Here are the other Skippyjon books!