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The #1 New York Times bestselling Skippyjon Jones stars in his own playful fairy tale set in a winter snowscape!Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat who thinks he's a dog! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy bounces on his big-boy bed and heads off for the REAL adventure awaitThe #1 New York Times bestselling Skippyjon Jones stars in his own playful fairy tale set in a winter snowscape!Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat who thinks he's a dog! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy bounces on his big-boy bed and heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. Once inside, he finds himself in a magical snowy forest of make-believe, where the seven Chimichangos challenge him with his most dangerous task yet: to wake up Nieve Que, the frozen princess, by kissing her! Yuck! Will this hero agree to don a prince’s pantelones and save his poochitos?With rhymes, rollicking wordplay, and mucho fairy tale fun, this fuzzy tale is sure to end happily ever after....

Title : Skippyjon Jones Snow What
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ISBN : 9780803737891
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
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Skippyjon Jones Snow What Reviews

  • Destinee Sutton
    2019-03-04 02:46

    One time a patron at the library asked me if we had any racist books in the children's section of the library (it was for a school assignment). Skippyjon Jones was the first thing that popped into my head because he fantasizes about being a Mexican Chihuahua stereotype (see: So, right off the bat, you know I'm not a big fan of these books. But I took a few minutes and listened to the author read this newest installment on the accompanying CD and I have to say I was very nearly charmed by her narration. It made me think, "Is this really any worse than Fancy Nancy fantasizing about being a stereotypical fancy French lady?" But, yes, it is worse because the French are not a marginalized community often subjected to harmful generalizations in this country. I continue to reject Skippyjon Jones, while also admitting that I see the appeal. Before you dismiss these books as harmless, I think you have to ask yourself how you'd feel reading one aloud to children of Hispanic descent. Maybe you'd be fine with it. Maybe, like me, you'd feel pretty uncomfortable. See also:

  • Matt Forrest Forrest
    2019-03-19 01:38

    I've talked to a couple of other folks who've read this just to confirm my suspicions, and we agree...this just doesn't measure up to the original. The story is typical - he goes on a pretend-adventure, he pretends he's a Mexican bandito, and the story is sprinkled with so many Spanish words that it's almost hard for someone like me, who doesn't speak Spanish, to understand what's happening all the time. The illustrations, while lively and fun, also don't seem to be of the quality of the original, either. A decent story, but not spectacular.

  • Michelle
    2019-03-08 21:39

    I just don't really love reading these books. They feel awkward to me, but the kids love them, so I trudge on.

  • Katy
    2019-03-07 02:34

    Okay, so, I feel like this book is trying to do a good thing, but is actually doing a very bad thing. There's a lot of cool Spanish in this book. I'm all about bilingual books, but this is... not good. The whole book is full of stereotypes. Additionally, the book starts and ends with some pretty intense gender roles. Basically the whole thing left a very sour taste in my life and felt very much like cultural appropriation. I found other reviews from people who had the same experience. I'm sure that kids would just find it fun, but as an adult it was a little disturbing.

  • Amanda Regan
    2019-03-05 00:50

    In this story, Skippyjon Jones, is off to rescue a princess, Snow What.I find these books to be somewhat confusing and at times obnoxious, but kids seem to love them. With all the Spanish words thrown in, this book would be good for teaching non-Spanish speaking students to use context clues to figure out unfamiliar words.

  • Tomi Alger
    2019-03-04 01:36

    This is another adventure for the chihuahua Skippyjon Jones. His sisters are enjoying the story of Snow White, and somehow he gets mixed up in such an adventure. I liked the story, but this one has more Spanish words in it than I remember other stories of his have. However, he looks pretty cute throughout his adventure.

  • Melissa
    2019-03-14 23:49

    I was thrown off by the random Spanish. Like what?? The pictures were nice, but really didn't understand about the random Spanish and honestly there were a lot of stereotypes. I usually like all children's book. But not this. I am not sure what she was thinking when she wrote this.

  • Terri
    2019-03-12 05:36

    Fans of Skippyjon, the Siamese kitten who thinks he is a chihuahua, will enjoy this story in which Skippyjon refuses to listen to Mama read Snow White to his sisters. It's a cute story, but none of the sequels measure up to the original book in this series.

  • Jessie Gallaher-Trump
    2019-03-01 04:45

    So fun and light! The whole family got a kick out of it!

  • Kalynda
    2019-03-02 05:29

    This is a cute story. How have I not read this series before??? I love the embedded Spanish throughout the book, and the "Snow What" reminds me of something my uncle would say. :)

  • Emily Love
    2019-03-23 21:40

    Another good addition to the series.

  • Ariana
    2019-03-09 03:44

    DD2 enjoyed it, but I found it tiresome. The "snow what" schtick got old, and some of the Spanish code-switching isn't what a Spanish-English bilingual would say.

  • Sheri
    2019-03-02 03:32

    I read this to my students today. What an awful story. I wish I had stuck to my first instinct about the series and not wasted my time. There are much better and worthwhile books to read my students!

  • Laura Molinario
    2019-03-10 05:22

    Picture Book

  • Kathryn (Nine Pages)
    2019-03-09 23:39

    Originally published on my blog, Nine Pages.I really enjoyed this story and the parents really enjoyed this story, but it wasn’t holding the attention of my audience of three (two of whom admittedly were under one). I warned them and I will warn you that my Spanish is… pitiful. I studied in middle school, but it’s almost entirely washed away now. I don’t think that my poor presentation helped. I fudged my way through most of the Spanish and the Spanglish and probably pronounced a few of the words with more French or Italian than I ought to have done. Does the Spanish and Spanglish keep me from enjoying the story? In no way. Little Skippyjon is the only boy in a passel of girls, and he is outvoted when it’s time to choose a story. He storms away and invents his own tale of Snow What, where he is once again the famous swordfighter Skippito Friskito, is forced into tights by his friends the poochitos, and is forced to kiss the ice cube coffin of the princess to wake her from her cursed sleep. He cannot escape the tropes of the fairytale, but he can become the hero, can tell himself a story that focuses on the prince instead of the princess. I appreciated that this one had less stereotyping of Mexican culture than some in this series (the original tale) and I appreciated the, well, backlash to the backlash of the Disney Princess tale dominance. As important as it is for girls to see themselves as heroines, it’s just as important for boys to see themselves as heroes. This story also highlights the great power of imagination.

  • Laurie
    2019-03-01 00:31

    Parents need to know that Judy Schachner's Skippyjon Jones: Snow What has the energetic cat (who wishes he were a Chihuahua) reluctantly playing the part of the princely rescuer in a fairy tale. Conventional gender divisions drive the plot: Skippy is dismissive of fairy tales and repulsed by kissing and boys in tights. The princess has been frozen by a witch because she's "hot" and the witch is not. This is the eighth book in the popular Skippyjon Jones series, and it includes a CD with music and the story read by the author.Educational valueThis different take on the Snow White classic invites comparison with the original and other variations. There's also a smattering of Spanish vocabulary.Positive messagesDon't be quick to reject things as just for boys or for girls -- there's usually something for everyone to enjoy. You may need to step up and do something you don't really want to do to help someone out (and it might prove not be a big deal after all).Positive role modelsSkippy has an active imagination and plays out his role and aids the princess despite his misgivings. Mama is a comforting, loving figure, and encourages her boy to be considerate and open-minded. Violence & scarinessA princess frozen in an ice cube, a run-in with a fire-breathing dragon, and dogs armed with slingshots. LanguageSnow What has been frozen because "she is HOT." This is from

  • Kat
    2019-02-27 05:45

    Basic Plot: Skippyjon Jones must help out the mysterious princess Snow What.The Skippyjon Jones books continue to be favorites with my little guy and me. He enjoys the silly accents and I get to pretend I'm practicing my Spanish. It all works out. The stories are tons of fun and this one has Skippyjon professing disinterest in his sisters' favorite story: Snow White. Of course, Skippyjon then travels into his closet, meets los Chimichangos, and goes on his own adventure. Also of course, his adventure bears a striking resemblance to Snow White's, with a few minor changes. This was a fun story because it reminded me a bit of The Princess Bride. Here we have a little boy who doesn't want anything to do with the "kissing stuff," but in the end loved the story for all of its parts. Skippyjon does the same here. Overall, it was another well-worth-it installment in the Skippyjon series. The art was filled with humorous detail and the read-aloud was a blast.

  • Angela Dell
    2019-03-12 22:27

    "Nieve que? si Snow What?!" Snow What is Judy Schachner's newest Skippyjon adventure. Out of all her adventures, this one in particular is my new favorite. Judy brings in a fairytale element into the story with princesses and deathly dragons. The dragon in no match for the best sword fighter on the world Skippito Friskito! In Snow What, it is a snowy and blustery night outside and Skippyjon's sisters want mama Junebug to read their favorite story Snow White. Skippyjon does not like sappy princesses or fairytales. Instead, he goes into his magic closet to the imaginary world to encounter a dragon. This text is rich with vibrant illustrations, playful language and silly spanglish translations. I would recommend reading this with K-2 and compare this version with a traditional fairytale because Skippyjon is determined to make his story the anti-fairytale!

  • Alicia Letsche
    2019-02-28 04:45

    Skippyjon Jones is not going to listen to his mama read some silly princess book with his sisters. Instead he has his own adventure, taking a more 'manly' take on the story if Snow White. He sets of to save Snow What, but you best not expect him to wear those silly tights. This book takes a unique spin on a classic fairytale.Activity: An activity for this book would be to incorporate it into a Spanish class, probably with an older group of kids. As a class, the kids can identify the Spanish words in the book and explain the translation or meanings of the words.Schachner, J. B. (2014). Skippyjon Jones, Snow What. New York, NY: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC.

  • The Badger
    2019-03-14 04:43

    My students adore these books, and I have so much fun reading them to the class! I used to schedule "Skippy-dates" with students who were having a rough time (I'm the counselor) and we'd go somewhere private to read, but as time went on my quiet kids started asking if they could bring friends. Of course! Except then we'd end up with so many kids that I'd just set up "classroom dates" instead!P.S. I thought Skippy was a chihuahua in cat "drag" for several books. It didn't "click" that he was really a cat until the students in my actual Cat Club (I bring my special needs foster cats to work) explained that he really WAS a cat!

  • Jesse
    2019-02-24 02:41

    This was a retelling of Snow White, but with dogs....I think. This one seemed a little all over the place. The dream sequence wasn't clear; suddenly a few pages in there's a smattering of Spanish out of nowhere. It was fun to read the rhymes to Berry, but it didn't feel cohesive.

  • Corinne Jones
    2019-03-10 22:48

    I adore Skippyjon Jones! This book was so creatively written. I love how because he didn't want to read Snow White with his mom and sisters, that he took it upon himself to make his own adventure. But yet he still had the same story line to his but made it more manly. Sometimes more adventurous stories grab my attention just like it does the children. And I love that he turns himself into a whole different animal when it comes to his adventures. Sometimes I feel like I am on a adventure every time I walk into my classroom. I feel I change characters depending on what we are talking about for that day. And I always come out on top of my adventures just like Skippyjon Jones.

  • Karen
    2019-03-01 02:39

    This Skippyjon Jones book is probably my favorite one since the first one. The story is a take-off from a fairy tale, and it did help (immensely) that the book came with a CD of Ms. Schachner reading the book. I speak Franglais, not Spanglish. My six-year-old son, however, followed the CD along with his book -- twice in a row. He would have listened to it again a third or fourth time right then if we didn't have to go somewhere that morning. I have always loved the illustrations of the Skippyjon Jones books, even when I stumbled over the text, and this book is absolutely no exception.

  • Becca Bankston
    2019-03-11 21:43

    I thought this was an OK book, the pictures weren't fantastic the story line is pretty basic. What I do like about this book and the rest of the Skippyjon Jones books is it interweaves Spanish words into the story. The pictures help with figuring out the meaning if it is a more difficult word. I would use this with 2nd grade and under. I would Level using DRA (24) & Guided Reading (M). I think the main trait of this book is word choice.

  • Theresa
    2019-03-14 02:26

    Skippyjon Jones Snow What by Judy SchachnerBookfair book talk. This is a book I have chosen for the smallest of students, just so you know the fun of reading starts at the very beginning Skippyjon Jones Snow What ,by Judy Schachner. Is part of the continuing adventures of a small Siamese cat who thinks he is a Chihuahua, when he is alone in his room. For once he is not in trouble, but upset that his three sisters got to pick the story. I love this Tater Tots vivid imagination… he always includes new Spanish terms, and songs that make reading aloud these books a treasure I love to share.

  • Ariel Smith
    2019-03-10 01:47

    I think I've said it before, but I LOVE Skippyjon Jones books. This book had so many more Spanish words than any of the other ones I've read before. Which is great for broadening children's minds to different languages. It was a cute story also. The pictures always make me so happy to see, they're so cute and fun. And the children LOVE to see the actual chihuahua in the mirror when he is "changing" into the magnificent sword fighter! The pictures seem to be pencil or acrylics and they're always SO colorful. Such great books every time.

  • Alice
    2019-02-27 21:49

    Oh Skippyjon have to admit that saying "Skippito" is awesome and tons of fun! However! It has always bothered me that Skippy is a Cat that wants to be a dog. There is imagination and then there is being happy with what you are. Be proud of being a cat!I listened to the on a audio book and it was excellent to hear the Spanish pronounced correctly. I don't speak Spanish so I would have slaughtered the words. I thought this was a cute book with cute pictures, but I am not a fan!Just say Skippito three times for fun!

  • Nicole Thomas
    2019-03-07 02:51

    I liked this book so much! At first the illustration of the cover is what drew my attention to it. Then to open it and find the story just added to my excitement about it. I think kids will enjoy it to because it speaks of a cat who looks for adventure in his closet and it becomes a winter wonderland to them. Fantasy is very popular with younger children, they will stay focused on this one I think.

  • Hope L. Justice
    2019-03-05 00:30

    I never know exactly how I feel about these books. It is borderline offensive, to imitate another language poorly. However, it is a little boy, who has a consistent alter-ego, that is a Chihuahua, which is a MEXICAN breed dog. That is why there are true Spanish words, and little boy silliness. Cute, but the story line bounces around as usual. The cadence of the language is what is so exciting. I love these as read aloud books, and the illustrations are darling.

  • Aleece
    2019-03-24 22:30

    Skippyjon Jones loves to play outside in the snow with his sisters, but when it’s time to come in he does not want to listen to the story of Snow White so he sets off to his room with a tray full of ice and then gets ready to go on an adventure in his closet.This has a nice winter theme as well as a different version of Snow White (or as Skippy and his friends call her Snow What). Skippyjon Jones is always ready for an adventure and has a great imagination to have fun wherever he is.