Giggle Book Award: Ninja Bunnies Need Friends

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The Giggle Book Award goes to: Ninja Bunny by Jennifer Grey Olson!


This is the story about a young bunny who gets a copy of How To Be A Super Awesome Ninja and proceeds to follow the first 10 rules. The results are mixed but most of them result in rather funny failures.

Finally, the little bunny finds himself facing a truly dangerous situation in the form of a large angry bear – with nothing but his book and a broom. It looks bad until all of his bunny friends show up and help him scare off the bear.

This moment of teamwork based success inspires the bunny to toss away his book and rewrite the rule list:

“Ninja Bunny’s 1: A super Awesome ninja needs super awesome friends.”

Grandma Is Who She Is

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That night at bedtime Mom and Dad told me how proud they were.

“I’m proud of you too,” said a voice from the doorway.

“Grandma!” I said. “I’m sorry I told you not to be a ninja!”

“No,” said grandma. “I’m through being a ninja anyway.”

“What?” I cried. “You’re just going to be a regular old grandma?”

“I didn’t say that,” she said.

“I’m going to be a pirate instead.”

My Grandma’s a Ninja, written by Todd Tarpley and illustrated by Danny Chatzikonstantinou

Happy Day of the Ninja!

Ninja Brothers Team Up

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This is a story about two brothers. The older brother loves to pretend to be a ninja, but his ninja-play can be both rough and mean as he uses his little brother as a target. By the end, the older brother has decided to stop targeting the younger and takes him on as a partner-ninja.

As I was reading this, the children in my life made comments about the older brother’s behavior, such as: “That is very not nice!” and “You shouldn’t do that!”

I suspect this would be a very good book for families with siblings who regularly challenge one another.

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Ninja plan, Ninja scheme.

Ninja lone? No…

Ninja team!

Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop!, written by Todd Tuell and illustrated by Tad Carpenter

Ninjas Must Obey Rules

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This story shows, by way of illustrations, a child breaking many rules because he sees himself as a ninja. He is punished by both school and parents but the story implies that he continues to identify (and act) as a Ninja in secret.

If you have a ninja-wannabe in the house, it may be prudent to review this book before reading it to your budding superhero.

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“Don’t forget, a ninja must learn to pretend that he is not really a ninja…even when he is.”

Ninja Boy Goes to School, written by N.D. Wilson and illustrated by J.J. Harrison

Honor, Kindness and Respect

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“It’s time for us to all reflect on honor, kindness and respect. Every ninja understands and fists turn into helping hands as little ninjas work as one, undoing all that they have done.”

Dojo Daycare by Chris Tougas