My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Really, who doesn’t want to be a ninja? I’ve seen first hand from my own kids their creative ninja moves, equipment, and outfits (mostly all clad in black, you know for stealth missions), and I think that’s a big part of why I enjoyed this book; because it speaks to the ambition of countless children. Arree Chung’s Ninja! provides tips, tricks, and even a list of necessary supplies for any aspiring ninja. And I have to admit that Maxwell’s moves are pretty impressive. I’m not the only one who thinks so. His sister is watching every move he makes with a glint of admiration in her eye and although she is not thrilled about her brother swiping her cookies as a part of his endeavor, she is, however, ecstatic for the invitation to join in on the fun. Maxwell is a-okay in my book and I can’t wait to read more of his stories.
Arree is both author and illustrator. A double dose of talent. What I appreciate most about his art is the use of comic book-ish style panels. I also liked his use of color and that dragon! This is the first book I’ve read in the Ninja series and I look forward to reading the 2nd and 3rd as well.
Arree Chung | http://arree.com/
Henry Holt & Company | https://us.macmillan.com/henryholt/