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From N. D. Wilson, bestselling author of the 100 Cupboards series, comes this funny and adventurous picture-book debut. It s time for kindergarten, and a young boy is prepared for the task, thanks to his unflinching ninja skills. The challenges of school are no match for a ninja, with his quick reflexes and immense patience. Featuring colorful and dynamic illustrations by J. J. Harrison, "Ninja Boy Goes to School" will have all little ninjas eager to learn how to balance like flamingos and gain the strength of gorillas (but without having to smell like one). Perfect for energetic free-spirits of all ages
Winner of the 2015 Children's Choice Award
"Vibrant, cartoonish illustrations . . ." - "Booklist"
"Lots of fun details and BAM POW kid-appeal." - "School Library Journal"
"Any kid who s longed for a break in the school day to work out some energy and frustration will cheer Ninja Boy s mission . . ." - "The Bulletin of the Center for Children s Books""
- ISBN-13: 9780375865848
- ISBN-10: 0375865845
- Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: July 2014
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 4-8
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-05-26
- Reviewer: Staff
The author of the 100 Cupboards series explores the perils of being a ninja at school. Dressed in black, with a blue headband, orange sneakers, and a tiger backpack, Ninja Boy stealthily conceals himself on the school bus ceiling and escapes his classroom through the window (“A ninja’s spirit is never caged. A ninja leaps like a gazelle and floats like a cherry blossom”), earning him a visit to the principal’s office and punishment from his none-too-happy parents. Harrison’s smudgy cartoons feature gap-toothed, chubby-cheeked kids and comically pugnacious adults. This one’s for the troublemakers. Ages 4–8. Author’s agent: Aaron Rench, Leaptide Literary Group. (July)