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The Ninjabread Man
by C. J. Leigh and Chris Gall


Overview - "Try, try, as best as you can,
you can't beat me,
I'm the Ninjabread Man "
In this fun spinoff of the classic "Gingerbread Man" story, Sensei makes an age-old recipe for ninjabread. But the cookie escapes from the oven and runs loose
Can the Ninjabread Man trick Ninja Bear, Ninja Snake, Ninja Mouse, and Ninja Fox?
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Overview
"Try, try, as best as you can,
you can't beat me,
I'm the Ninjabread Man "
In this fun spinoff of the classic "Gingerbread Man" story, Sensei makes an age-old recipe for ninjabread. But the cookie escapes from the oven and runs loose
Can the Ninjabread Man trick Ninja Bear, Ninja Snake, Ninja Mouse, and Ninja Fox? In the end, the clever Ninja Fox outsmarts the Ninjabread Man.
This action-packed ninja adventure features a wise sensei, adorable ninja animals, and one hard-to-catch cookie -- all brought to life by award-winning Dinotrux illustrator Chris Gall

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780545814300
  • ISBN-10: 0545814308
  • Publisher: Orchard Books
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fairy Tales & Folklore - Adaptations
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Sports & Recreation - Martial Arts
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Cooking & Food

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-06-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

A sensei bakes a gingerbread cookie treat for his animal pupils, but the ninja cookie who emerges from the oven has other ideas, as every fan of this cumulative tale knows. In Leigh’s pseudonymously written version, the Ninjabread Man runs toward, rather than away from, the other characters, challenging each one to a fight and winning (“Try, try as best as you can, you can’t beat me, I’m the Ninjabread Man!”) until a fox dispatches the cookie by maintaining his meditative cool. Leigh’s story is at its best when it’s taking advantage of the comedic disconnect between action-movie seriousness and yummy baked goods, which extends to both the narration (“Suddenly, a sweet scent filled the night air. Danger was near”) and dialogue (“Ninjabread Man!” shouts Ninja Bear. “You will make a mighty morsel!”). Gall’s (Little Red’s Riding ’Hood) flat compositions, rendered in muted tones, don’t really tap into the humor to the same degree, though, and the cast of animal martial artists (which includes both panda and snake characters) can’t help but feel like a Kung Fu Panda redux. Ages 3–5. (Sept.)

 
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