Sunday, February 6, 2011

The Way of the Ninja by David Bruins

Bruins, David.  Leung, Hilary.  The Way of the Ninja.  32 pgs.  Kids Can Press, 2010.  $16.95.  Language-G. Sexual Content-G, Violence-G.    This is a fabulous story about friendship.  In this book, Ninja’s games are too rough for his friends, cowboy and bear.  Ninja simply isn’t interested in playing his friend’s games.  But he soon learns that playing alone isn’t any fun either.  “Then the ninja remembered that the greatest thrills and the best adventures were the ones he had shared with his friends.  Hoping his friends still wanted to play, the ninja went to find them.” This could be a great book to use in a unit about friendship, cooperation, kindness, or respect. The illustrations are wonderful!  EL (K-3). ESSENTIAL.  Reviewer: SL

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