Skippyjon Jones: Lost in Spice

Book review by Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Fun, spicy Mars trip with kids' favorite big-eared cat-dog.

Parents say

age 4+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 5+

Cultural Appropriation

This book, written by a White author, mocks Latino/a and Hispanic heritage and culture. The cat acts in completely stereotypical ways that do damage to all readers.
age 3+

Great Family Fun!

We love Skippyjon Jones! Great books to read aloud. The kids get involved with clapping in the "songs" and we all get to work on our "very best Spanish accent". I read Lost in Spice to my son's kindergarten class during Reading Month, and all were listening closely the entire time. It is also great practice for the older kids to read to the younger ones, as it helps with vocabulary and pronounciation.

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