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Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble

Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble
Author: Judy Schachner
ISBN 13: 9780525477549
ISBN 10: 525477543
Edition: Rei/Com
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: 2006-10-19
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
List Price: $16.99

El Skippito is back! Avoiding a lecture from Mama Junebug, the kitty boy slips into his closet . . . and finds himself in ancient Egypt. His doggy pals, Los Chimichangos, want to visit the Under Mundo-the underworld- where mummitos rest in peas. But they need El Skippito's brains and courage to answer the riddle of theFinx and enter the mummy's tomb. Our hero is up to the task, and he's in for another grand and whirlwind adventure.
Full of Judy Schachner's rollicking wordplay and bold, imaginative illustrations, Skippy's latest outsize outing will tickle the funny bones and warm the hearts of his many amigos.

"Fans will no doubt want more of the "beeg Chihuahua dude." -Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature

This imaginative nonsense book is about a Siamese cat (Skippyjon Jones) who takes an imaginative journey with some Mexican Chihuahua into ancient Egypt. The creative text in English (and Spanish) includes songs, and many puns that adults will understand about Egypt. For example, one of the first thing that was said when they visited the "Finx" was, "Don't let the gato get your tongue, Dude". The names chosen are very funny, such as King Rootin-Tootin. The paintings are well done—giving depth and meaning to the story without giving away the ending. The book comes with a CD of the author reading the story. The CD has delightful music in the introduction, and Judy does a fine job reading her story. However, this is not a "read along with the story in your book" kind of CD as there is no signal for children to use to turn the page.