Award-winning author Judy Schachner delivers another entertaining children's book. After sleeping with the birds, Skippyjon Jones is sent to his room to think about what it means to be a Siamese cat. Instead, he imagines he is a brave, sword-fighting Chihuahua bandit, Skippito Friskito, and meets a band of Chihuahuas. In no time, he is asked to face the evil Bumblebeeto and rescue the band's stolen beans. "Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun."-Kirkus Reviews
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by Judith Byron Schachner
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by Gary Soto
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by Denise Fleming
by John Ritter
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"Brimming with hilarity and exuberance, this is the perfect read-aloud. Poor Skippyjon, the Siamese cat, can't quite decide what he is, and, after being sent off to his room to think about it, he gets to jumping on the bed. After one really enormous bounce he catches sight of himself in the mirror on the way down and decides he's a chihuahua. Now he's off on a sword-wielding adventure, leading a mysterious band of chihuahuas on a bandito-fighting, bean-rescuing face-off with the evil Bumblebeeto. Robert Ramirez superbly captures the spunk and merriment of this gem--to say nothing of getting deftly around the tongue-twisting Spanish-influenced rhymes. The same text is on Side B with page-turn signals, which make it perfect to accompany the book, also highly recommended for its charming and comic illustrations. D.G. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine"
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