Is Skippyjon Jones Inappropriate?

Is Skippyjon Jones Inappropriate?

White Read Aloud Award. Judy Schachner’s picturebook series Skippyjon Jones, in which a Siamese cat identifies as a Chihuahua, was admonished for its offensive tropes and stereotypes of Mexican people and the Spanish-speaking community.

What is the book Skippyjon Jones about?

Judy Schachner Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese kitty boy who thinks he’s a Chihuahua. He may have big ears, but he has an even BIGGER sense of adventure!

What does Skippyjon Jones say?

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

Why is Skippyjon Jones a challenged book?

Skippyjon Jones, a book series about a cat that dresses up as a chihuahua named El Skippito, came in eighth on the list. The books were challenged for depicting stereotypes of Mexican culture. In the series, Skippyjon calls himself a “bandito,” speaks in a Spanish accent, and adds “o” to the end of English words.

What genre is Skippyjon Jones?

Children’s literatureSkippyjon Jones / Genre

What level is Skippyjon Jones?

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Interest Level Reading Level ATOS
Grades P – 3 Grades 2 – 5 3.3

Is Skippyjon Jones a cat or dog?

The title character, Skippyjon Jones, is a Siamese cat with unusually large ears, an equally large head and an unusually small tail. Since he doesn’t look like his mother and sisters, he thinks that he is a Chihuahua. He has a group of imaginary Chihuahua friends, Los Chimichangos.

Is Skippyjon Jones a cat or a dog?

Siamese cat
The title character, Skippyjon Jones, is a Siamese cat with unusually large ears, an equally large head and an unusually small tail. Since he doesn’t look like his mother and sisters, he thinks that he is a Chihuahua. He has a group of imaginary Chihuahua friends, Los Chimichangos.

Did Skippyjon Jones win any awards?

“Skippyjon Jones” won the first E. B. White Read Aloud Book Award, which is given by the Association of Booksellers for Children for picture books and novels. Her books have also won state children¿¿¿s choice awards in Indiana, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

How many pages are in Skippyjon Jones?

32
Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142404034
Series: Skippyjon Jones
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 21,541

What age group is skippyjon Jones for?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142404034
Sales rank: 17,853
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)
Lexile: AD740L (what’s this?)
Age Range: 3 – 5 Years

Is Skippyjon Jones a girl?

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