by Sue Fliess
illustrated by Jen Taylor
Running Press Kids
reviews & honors:
“As could be expected in a book about introductory martial arts, there is solid messaging about working hard, facing your fears, and practicing without complaint that could lend to further discussion on character development. There is also very understated multigendered and multiracial representation among the campers…the coloring is full of wonderfully saturated rusts and blues, and the triumphant story is satisfying.” —Booklist
"The brightly colored cartoon illustrations are very visually stimulating, helping propel the story toward its thrilling ending. The snappy, rhyming text will appeal to early readers and read-aloud audiences. VERDICT A recommended purchase for any library, this book will have kids asking when they can enroll in Ninja Camp!"
–School Library Journal
“Sharply metered, power-packed rhymes, many using onomatopoetic slams, bangs, chops, and kicks, suit the concept well…and the action-dense story is illustrated to enhance the text…an original take on the ninja theme in portraying a training camp and inter-camp challenge. There are plenty of page-turning twists throughout, with (no surprise) a happy ending for the young ninja stars.” —Unpacking Picture Book Power
Pack your bags and grab your gear: you're going to Ninja Camp! Listen closely to the ninja master, who will teach you everything you need to know to become a ninja warrior-but it won't be easy. You'll have to be sly and swift, strong and speedy, and only then will you become a Ninja of the Night!
This fun and energetic book will delight and entertain kids and parents alike with its clever, rhyming verse and action-packed depictions of the coolest camp around. For fans of Ninja Red Riding Hood who are looking for a lesson in teamwork and cool stealth skills.