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Title:
Ninja, ninja, never stop!
Author:
Tuell, Todd, author.
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Publication Information:
New York : Abrams Appleseed, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 26 cm
Summary:
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal a young ninja who uses his special moves to sneak up on the family dog, take a cookie from his brother, and escape Granny's kisses, but before day is done he meets his match.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 820 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9781419710278
Format :
Book

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Ninja small, Ninja large Ninja duck, Ninja charge. Ninja run, Ninja chop Ninja, Ninja never stop! Follow this little ninja as he sneaks up on the family dog, swipes a cookie from his brother and escapes from Granny's kiss... only to be eventually out-ninjaed by his younger brother's sneak-attack! With fast-paced rhymes that parallel the little ninja's quick moves, this humorous ode to stalking, sneaking, spying and scheming is sure to be read over and over again. Tad Carpenter's bright, action-packed illustrations will inspire imaginary play for a new generation of ninjas.


Author Notes

Todd Tuell is a writer and a father of three. He serves as co-Regional Advisor to the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. Tad Carpenter is a commercial illustrator and designer, whose work has appeared in stores, advertisements, greeting cards, and books. He has worked with clients such as Target, Atlantic Records, Hallmark Cards and Family Circle.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

A ninja wannabe is spooked by a big dog and has a tough time fending off Granny's kisses, but he finds an easy mark in his adoring younger brother-until he destroys his sibling's block tower with a "Ninja kick,/ Ninja chop!" The unseen powers that be call a halt ("Ninja, Ninja, WOULD YOU STOP?"), reconciliation is forged, and the ninja discovers that his victim is, in reality, an apt pupil. First-time author Tuell uses short, staccato rhymes to convey the stealth and surprise that is a ninja's stock-in-trade, but the narration is so literal ("Ninja small/ Ninja large./ Ninja duck,/ Ninja charge") that's it's almost unnecessary, given Carpenter's (Zoom! Zoom!) traffic-light palette (except for the ninja, of course-he's all in black) and bold graphics, a style that seems to draw on both contemporary animation and decorative design. The story doesn't always leap and lunge forward like its hero-despite all the action, the "Ninja this, Ninja that" phrasings get a tad repetitive-but there's still enough to quicken pulse of most schoolyard shinobi. Ages 2-5. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A boy wears a ninja mask and stealthily ducks, chops, kicks, and darts through his home. Along the way, readers meet his younger brother, who is unimpressed by his sibling's antics. The story is told through short phrases in big black text: "Ninja run,/Ninja chop./Ninja, ninja,/never stop!" The blocky, bold illustrations and quickly paced narrative combine to evoke satisfying comic-book action. For those already obsessed with ninjas, this may be a wholesome alternative to more violent options. However, though the child is a tame warrior, his aggressive moves-chopping, kicking, and even blocking a kiss from grandma-may turn off some parents.-Nora Clancy, Teachers College Community School, New York City (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.