Search Results: "Judy Schachner"


BOOK REVIEW

DEWEY BOB by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 8, 2015

"An undisciplined mess. (Picture book. 3-7)"
The creator of Skippyjon Jones leaves behind, at least temporarily, her bestselling Siamese kitten's Frito Bandito-speak for pure corn pone in her new story of a little hoarder raccoon. Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES CIRQUE DE OLÉ by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"Olé, muchachos! Skippyjon Jones the handsome daredevil-ito! (Picture book. 4-8)"
"Circus berserkus!" Skippyjon Jones heads for the big top! Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES AND THE BIG BONES by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2007

"With the familiar acrylic and pen-and-ink illustrations of this goofy pint-size cat who thinks he's a Chihuahua, large-type sound effects, Spanglish words and silly rhymes, fans will cheer for this loco kitty and his funny-bones escapade. (CD) (Picture book. 5-8)"
That devilish, irrepressible Skippyjon Jones is back in his fourth adventure and digging up big-time trouble—again. Read full book review >

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SARABELLA'S THINKING CAP by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"A specious attempt to present an inclusive view of the self-expression of creative children. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Sarabella is a quiet and contemplative young girl who doesn't always choose to verbalize her thoughts. Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES IN THE DOGHOUSE by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2005

"Más, por favor. (CD read by the author) (Picture book. 4-7)"
Holy Jalapeño! Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES CLASS ACTION by Judy Schachner
ANIMALS
Released: July 1, 2011

"Children will find much to laugh at in Skippyjon's latest adventure, and although much of the wordplay will go over kids' heads, adults who are asked for repeated readings will appreciate it. (Picture book. 5-8)"
That irrepressible, big-eared Siamese cat with an identity complex is back, this time desperate to go to school just like the dogs. Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES IN MUMMY TROUBLE by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"A bonus is the CD read by the author. (Picture book. 4-7)"
When Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese boy kitty who thinks he's a Chihuahua, reads about cat mummies in National Leographic ("thinking outside the [litter] box"), his overactive imagination whisks him off to Egypt (via his closet). Read full book review >

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SKIPPYJON JONES by Judy Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Skippyjon Jones insists he's not a Siamese cat despite ears too big for his head and a head too big for his body. Read full book review >

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YO, VIKINGS! by Judith Byron Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2001

"An author's note includes facts about Vikings, a bit about the background of the story (the authors' daughters really did procure a Viking ship from a Leif Ericsson organization), and a list of sources for further reading. (Picture book. 5-9)"
A seemingly outrageous fantasy comes at least partly true for imaginative Emma when she's able to purchase an actual Viking ship. Read full book review >

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WILLY AND MAY by Judith Byron Schachner
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"This mostly unassuming tale delivers plenty of joy on Aunt May's—and Santa's—coattails. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The adventures of a young girl (who narrates), her mildly eccentric Aunt May, and May's rascally canary, Willy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Haunting and compelling. (map) (Nonfiction. 8-11)"
Thousands of boys ages 8-18, displaced by the Sudan's bloody civil war, have taken refuge in Natinga, in southern Sudan, in a camp protected by the Sudanese People's Liberation Army. Read full book review >

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MR. EMERSON'S COOK by Judith Byron Schachner
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"An informative afterword gives Emerson's and Annie's backgrounds. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Schachner (Willy and May, 1995, etc.) presents Ralph Waldo Emerson and his world through the eyes of his Irish cook (and the author's ancestor), Annie Burns. Read full book review >