Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Skippyjon Jones at Kohl's!


My kids and I were so excited when we walked into Kohl's last week and saw that the current theme for Kohl's Cares for Kids is Skippyjon Jones.  Kohl's Cares for Kids is--as the name implies--a Kohl's Charity where 100% of net profits go to various Kids' programs.

If you're not familiar with the Skippyjon Jones book series by Judy Schachner, they are fast-moving, tongue-twisting, super-silly stories about an energetic, adventurous Siamese Kitten who pretends he's a Chihuahua.  And since Skippyjon's imaginary friends (Los Chimichangos) are a band of rogue Chihuahuas, there are plenty of Spanish words and phrases sprinkled throughout each story.

Both my 5-yr-old and 3-yr-old love the Skippyjon books.  They delight in seeing what kind of trouble Skippyjon will get himself into, and I often hear them quoting lines from the book.

There are five different titles available from Kohl's in collectible, hardback editions for only $5.  They also have Skippyjon plush toys for $5.

For those of you who live near larger cities, Theatreworks USA is featuring a Skippyjon Jones play as part of their 2012-2013 season.

http://www.theatreworksusa.org/