Monday, October 15, 2012

The Many Adventures of Skippyjon Jones and Jaden!


If you've never heard of Skippyjon Jones, you're missing out! The author of the Skippyjon Jones series is Judith Schachner and I think she is absolutely brilliant! The Skippyjon Jones character is a Siamese Cat who thinks he's a Chihuahua and uses his imagination to embark on adventures in his bedroom closet.  I was introduced to these books because they have been reading them in my son Jaden's kindergarten class. They also have a stuffed Skippyjon Jones that each child in the class gets to bring home for a weekend as a class project. Jaden's name was drawn to bring Skippy home this past weekend and he was super excited to bring him home and have all sorts of adventures with him! He was also allowed to bring home his favorite Skippyjon Jones book. He chose "Lost in Spice" in which Skippy goes on an adventure to Mars and uses his mother's chili powder sprinkled all over everything to imitate the red earth of the planet!
Image downloaded from http://www.skippyjonjones.com/

Jaden and Skippy had a lot of fun this weekend! They played outside in the leaves on Saturday with a friend.

Then on Sunday, Jaden took Skippy to his cousin's birthday party!

I think Skippy enjoyed the cake a little too much. He ended up with blue icing on his forehead!

Jaden enjoyed jumping and playing with Skippy on the trampoline!

After all of the adventures these two had, they were pretty tired at the end of the day. Jaden slept with Skippy every night.

We were a little sad that Skippy had to go back to school this morning so that another kid in the class can take him home for another adventure next weekend. Last night, we made sure we printed out these pictures and made a poster about Skippy's weekend with our family for Jaden to show his classmates and teacher. 

“My name is Skippito Friskito. (clap-clap)
I fear not a single bandito. (clap-clap)
My manners are mellow,
I'm sweet like the Jell-o,
I get the job done, yes indeed-o. (clap-clap)”





Until next time,

Hugs,



11 comments:

  1. What a fun post! That is awesome take home project! I have to check out the series. I LOVE LOVE LOVE those big smiles on the kids faces!

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    1. Hi there Cynthia! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

      The Skippyjon Jones series is definitely one to check out! It's alot of fun and the kids love it, but parents like me love it as well. I love seeing a smile on my boy's face too!

      Take care and come back and visit me soon!

      Thanks,
      Tammy

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  3. My daughter LOVES SJJ! They had the plush at Kohls she had her eye on. Apparently everyone else loved him too because when I went back to buy him for her Christmas gift, he was sold out :(

    Glad to see that he is so popular with other children too!

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  4. I am not familiar with this character but this cat looks adorable! My son loves books so I will definitely look it up!

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    1. Thank you so much! I think he's a cutie too, but I may be biased! LOL

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  6. Awesome post! We love Skippyjohn Jones! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Adorable pictures! :) Never heard of Skippyjon Jones before, but my kids are older. Might need to check those books out for the classes I teach. :)

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  8. This sounds like a super cute series, and I'm sitting here laughing at the description, because I have a chihuahua who thinks he's a cat. lol

    Kelli Avery

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  9. We love Skippy Jon Jones at our house.You just can't help but reading in an accent.

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