Thursday, August 25, 2011
A New Skippy jon Jones book? Si, dude!
Am I the only poor soul who has only recently discovered Judy Schachner's Skippy jon Jones books?
At the risk of sounding a little snooty, I looked past this series until now because it was so popular. (I resisted the Harry Potter series for a while, too.) Lesson learned: don't judge a book by it's popularity, hombre.
Anyway, Skippy jon Jones is a siamese kitten with big ears who thinks he's a chihuahua. He puts on a bandito mask and becomes a swashbuckling hero known as El Skippito. In Skippy jon Jones: Class Action, Skippy gets on the bus and goes to dog school. This is much to his mother's dispproval because only rambunctious, drooly dogs need to go to school to be TRAINED. But Skippy, as his alter ego El Skippito, is needed to to fight the Woolly Bully.
The best thing about these books is that they just beg (no pun intended) to be read aloud. The illustrations are full of cute animals with adorably HUGE heads and the snappy text is peppered (pun intended) with spanish words like chico, burrito and tamale.
Join us (in store) on Friday, September 16th at 10:30am for a fun-filled hour of stories, crafts, and games all centred around our favourite cat-who-thinks-he's-a-chihuahua! Wild Rumpus Time is suitable for pre-schoolers to older children. See our website for more details: www.wordsworthbooks.com.
See you there, amigos!