Monday, February 23, 2015

Book Review: My Grandma's a Ninja

My Grandma's a Ninja
By Todd Tarpley
Illustrated by Danny Chatzikonstantinou
NorthSouth, 2015
Reviewed from NetGalley
Audience: Grades 1 to 3
ISBN:  9780735841994
Publication Date:  March 1, 2015

Grandmas are great, ninjas are great, so the two together must be wonderful!  For a while yes.  Ethan's grandmother wows at show and tell, and she's amazes at soccer practice, until she pops the ball.  Then she gets Ethan in trouble on his way home because he's all messy.  But those ninja skills run in the family, you just have to know when to be a ninja and make it count. 

Grandma books are popular, ninja books are popular, so together, this book must be great!  Yes!  It's funny and engaging for readers, who will likely be asking their grandma to start zip lining with them to school.  The illustrations make the book, with grandma looking typically grandma-ish in pearls and white hair, but maneuvering with ninja stealth.  And when grandma decides that being a ninja isn't the best, readers will be happy with her next choice, and will look forward to another visit from grandma.

Granny should bring her black belt when she reads this book to her grandkids!

Happy Reading!

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