Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mr. Pig LIVE . . . with Skippyjon Jones!!!


You're never going to believe the guest I have on my show today. He's the super-famous Siamese cat . . . ahem, I mean Chihuhahua who has won the hearts of millions of readers. 

Clap-clap for the star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series . . .


<<thunderous clap-claps and meows>>

Yes, THE Skippyjon Jones! But before we interview him, let's take a peek at his latest book, SKIPPYJON JONES, SNOW WHAT. Roll the clip please. . . .

Welcome, Skippyjon! Is that what I should call you?  
My full name is Skippyjon Jebediah Jones. But you can call me Julio.

Then welcome, Julio! I'm your biggest ham, I mean . . fan! Sorry, I'm feeling a little starstruck. What one word best describes you?

Do you have a belly button? 
Yes, I have a fuzzy navel.

What is the best thing about being you?
I am a Chihuahua.

What is the worst thing about being you?
No one believes that I am a Chihuahua.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what would you bring?
A Chihuahua.

Naturally. What is your idea of the perfect day?
Wrestlin’ with Chihuahuas.

Wow. You're really into Chihuahuas. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
Would you like to be a Chihuahua?

I've never thought about it, but now that you mention it . . . yes! What are you reading right now?
I’m not reading anything right now because I’m talking to you. That would be rude, Mr. Pig.

From Skippyjon Jones, Snow What. Copyright 2014 by Judith Schachner.

What is your most embarrassing moment?
That would be the time my mama kissed me on page 31 of the first SKIPPYJON JONES book. Do you know how many kids have seen that? Gross!!! 

Is that when she called you "Mr. Cocopugs"? . . .  What? You don't want to talk about it? You mentioned this in your contract? Oops. Moving on. What is your pet peeve?
That’s not his name – his name is Mr. Purrfect.

What is your favorite sound?
Can opener
What is your least favorite sound?

Share one thing that most of our readers don’t know about you.
I don’t know how to speak Spanish. . . . 

Ummm. . . . 
Oh, you knew that already?  How did you know that?

From Skippyjon Jones, Snow What. Copyright 2014 by Judith Schachner.

If you could dine with three characters from other books, who would they be?


If a genie gave you one wish, what would you wish for?
A cure for fur balls.

If you have a pocket, what is in it right now?

HA! You are one funny pig! You know I don’t wear pants. I have worn tights on occasion but they don’t have pockets.

From Skippyjon Jones, Snow What. Copyright 2014 by Judith Schachner.

Oh, right! What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
A protein shake (I’ll spare you the details.)

What is your favorite word?
Dogmatism . . . (and I’ve got plenty of it! )

What is you least favorite word?


What was it like working with Judy Schachner?
It used to be boring until I started eating her artwork.

Well, YOU are not boring, Skippyjon Jones! Mucho gracias for this scintillating interview. Please stay for a special Skippyjon Jones-themed lunch made especially for you by Nina at Mamabelly's Lunches with Love.  

(Scroll down to see the Skippyjon Jones Literary Lunch!)

About the book

Dial, October 2014

ISBN 978-0803737891

The #1 New York Times bestselling Skippyjon Jones stars in his own playful fairy tale set in a winter snowscape!

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the bravest Chihuahua of them all? Skippyjon Jones, the Siamese cat who thinks he’s a dog! While his sisters listen to Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Skippy bounces on his big-boy bed and heads off for the REAL adventure awaiting him in his closet. Once inside, he finds himself in a magical snowy forest of make-believe, where the seven Chimichangos challenge him with his most dangerous task yet: to wake up Nieve Que, the frozen princess, by kissing her! Yuck! Will this hero agree to don a prince’s pantelones and save his poochitos?

With rhymes, rollicking wordplay, and mucho fairy tale fun, this fuzzy tale is sure to end happily ever after.

Read all of the Skippyjon Jones books!
“The Skippyjon Jones series is refreshing because of its irreverence. Here is linguistic fun and dual-language punning.” – New York Times review of the Skippyjon Jones series

*“Both feline hero and story are full of beans (more Mexican-jumping than pinto) but ay caramba, mucho fun.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review of Skippyjon Jones

About Judy Schachner
In addition to being the Mamalita behind Skippyjon, Judy Schachner is the author and illustrator of The Grannyman, Yo, Vikings!, and Willy and May. Judy Schachner lives in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania with her family, a dog, and two Siamese cats. 

Visit her website at


  1. Jedediah? Who knew?!! You really are the cat (I mean dog) of our dreams, Skippyjon. That Judy Schachner's pretty cool, too.

  2. What a fun interview! I imagine Judy's artwork must be delicious. :) ~ Jess

  3. Mr. Pig didn't know that either, Anika! That cat, erm, DOG is full of surprises!

  4. Thanks, Jess! Skippyjon Jones found Mr. Pig's books delicious, too. Ah well. That's the price of hosting a superstar.