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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back to School for Skippito: Skippyjon Jones: Class Action by Judy Schachner

SKIPPYJON JONES WAS JUST DYING TO GO TO SCHOOL

And, of course, it's not just any school that the opinionated little Siamese kitty wants--it's the school where all the "Chi-wa-las" go! Mama Junebug says NO, but that's not an answer Skippy ever settles for, and soon he's dressed for the part and through the door of his imagining closet and into a school bus cram-jammed with scholastic canines.

"OH, I AM SKIPPYJON JONES, AND I DON'T GET THE FUSS.

IT'S NOT LIKE A PIGEON IS DRIVING THE BUS!"

MY NAME IS SKIPPITO FRISKITO

AND I'M OFF TO THE SCHOOL FOR PERRITOS!"

But dog school has its downside, with plenty of slobbery schipperkes and baying beagles. Skippyjon, however, soon finds his Chihuahua chums, los poochitos, led by Poquito Tito, and is set to realize his school dreams.

But this school has one student who seems not to be there for obedience training--the enormous, amorphous, and monstrous Woolly Bully, who barges through the lunchroom and scares the tiny chi-wa-las until their perky ears droop and even the intrepid-ito Skippito Friskito drops his snackito!

"GET YOUR DUDS, DUDE!" Poquito cries.

Climbing into his mask-ito and cape-ito, Skippy morphs into superhero El Skippito, and taking a page from the Wizard of Oz, "uncovers" the truth behind the terrifying Woolly Bullito of Barker Academy.

It's a classic Skippyjon, as our feline hero takes on the class bully in the lastest entry in Judy Schachner's best-selling series, in Skippyjon Jones, Class Action (Dutton, 2011), It's a rollicking tail-wagger of a first-day-at-school tale, dotted with Schachner's clever rhymes and hilarious Spanglish in this sure-fire back-to-school fantasy. "Skippyjon's world is as off-kilter, high-energy, and irreverent as ever," says Publishers Weekly.

Buenito, Skippito!

And for your viewing gust-ito, watch the dand-ito preview-ito for this little librito here.

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