Daily Archives: March 29, 2012
Today there was a book fair at the girl’s school. She and I spent a great deal of time checking out all the titles on the tables. Very honestly, there wasn’t much there that was even worth a second glance. It was highly disappointing. I knew we had to find something though. The fair helps support the school, and a portion of the proceeds goes towards getting new books for their classrooms. That, and the kid knew she was allowed to get a book.
Back and forth between the chapter book tables. One mundane sounding description after another. Then we wandered back to where we started – with the picture books. We don’t read that many of them any more. We read for a half hour (sometimes more) a day, but that’s almost all devoted to novels. That’s when I saw it!
It was hidden beneath scores of boring paperback children’s stories… a hard cover, only one letter of the title peeking out – but I recognized the font instantly. “Lily-Ann! What’s this???” I slide the book out just a titch, so that two letters are now revealed.
I’m sure her animated shout could be heard throughout the main floor of the school.
Yep. We found a copy of Skippyjon Jones; Class Action.
We love Skippyjon. We read a lot about him at wegivebooks.org. I remember the first time she saw the cover of the original Skippyjon Jones, she said “Momma, that cat looks like a Chihuahua.” This sticks with me because I poo poohed her, assuming it was just the illustrators style… but very quickly found out I was wrong. And yes, I made sure to apologize for it.
We’re Chihuahua nuts around here (as I’m sure you’ve guessed). So these absolutely adorable books, with their smart stories, and rich characters? We ❤ them in a big way.
So yay! The kid now has her very own Skippyjon Jones book… and we popped the CD in to listen to it being read while we drove to get her Daddy from work (it was interesting to hear someone else’s take on the characters voices and the songs – her mom voice and my mom voice are VASTLY different, and curiously enough we were pretty dead on for every other character and the songs). We’ve now heard it six times. And it’s no less charming on it’s sixth than on it’s first, though I’m not sure her Daddy would agree. LMAO
Anyway… instead of sharing a book cover as I often do when I’m writing about a book we enjoy, I’m going to share a picture the girl did up yesterday. She took a photo (using the iPad) of Deedee, and then proceeded to edit it. So here’s Deedee, or as the girlie put it – giggling hysterically: “She’s a Chihuahua with a Mustache!”