Skippyjon Jones: Lost In Spice by Judy Schachner

Connie's Book Club

Connie's Book Club

Skippyjon Jones: Lost In Spice by Judy Schachner

Skippyjon Jones is not a dog. He’s a cat, and as such, he finds himself without much company in the Modern Dog magazine book club. However, he does think he’s a dog (a Chihuahua, to be precise, because “his ears are too big for his head,” not to mention his fondness for Spanish), so maybe we can let this one slide. He does run with a frolicking, trouble-causing band of Chihuahuas as well, and in Skippyjon Jones, Lost in Spice (Dutton Juvenile, 2009), they take their adventures to outer space—ahem, spice—in a epic quest to taste the red spice on the planet Mars and save Skippyjon Jones’ sockmonkey from an evil band of marauding Martians. Worth it for the attitude alone, this book is a charming, rhyming, brightly-illustrated outer space romp that will have readers old and young alike grinning and singing along.--Melissa

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