Monday, January 5, 2015

Ninja Boy Goes to School by N.D. Wilson - OPTIONAL

Wilson, N.D.  Ninja Boy Goes to School  Illustrated by J.J. Harrison  Random House, 2014.  PICTURE BOOK  $16.99  Content: G.  

 A little boy believes he is a ninja and gets down his hidden ninja equipment before going to school.  While at school, he sneaks out the window and goes out to recess to play by himself.  He is caught by the teacher and reported to the principal.  His parents have to come and get him and they take away his ninja stuff again.  But he knows that he is always a ninja even when it doesn’t show on the outside.    

This book has cute illustrations and little readers that like ninja stuff will enjoy the ninja boy.  My issues with this book are that he snuck out of the class window and disobeyed school rules.  Then instead of being sorry for his bad choices, he explains that a ninja never shows emotions (and for that matter he never apologizes).  Not a great moral for young readers.  

 EL (K-3)-OPTIONAL.  Reviewer, C. Peterson.

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