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Tuesday 8 April 2014

Review: Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!

Just because you're a tiny kidlet, doesn't mean you are immune to fabulous design and book production. I absolutely love sourcing books for poppets that shine in terms of illustration and text. I'm ever on the lookout for engaging creations that will engage children and also give them a lifelong hankering for beautiful books.

Enter the Ninja.

Ninja can be short or tall. They can jump or crawl. They spy and sneak, duck and charge, run and chop. Ninja, jinja, never stop! Except when their chippety-choppeting just happens to upset little brother's tower of blocks. Then Ninja shows much compassion and responsibility by helping little bro rebuild from the ground up.

With glorious, retro-colour illustrations that will have little eyes agog, plenty of action, a gorgeous dry wit and smile-worthy ending, this book is the perfect book for toddlers, featuring a fine balance of fun, subtle messaging, warmth, action and humour.

Oh, and truly sensational imagery. Prop it up on a shelf and use it as wall art!

Title: Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!
Author: Todd Tuell
Illustrator: Tad Carpenter
Publisher: Abrams, $17.95 RRP
Publication Date: 20 March 2014
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9781419710278
For ages: 1 - 4
Type: Picture Book, Toddler Book