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Samurai Santa, A Very Ninja Christmas










Samurai Santa, A Very Ninja Christmas
by Rubin Pingk
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015

A super-active, tall tale for the holidays.

On Christmas Eve Yukio dressed for snow and decided the snowfall was perfect and he needed to have an EPIC snowball fight.  He checked with his other ninja friends, but they knew Santa was on his way and they had to remain good.  Yukio decided Santa must be chased away!

He set up an ambush.  When Santa appeared, Yukio banged the loudest gong and shouted “Intruder!”  The sleepy ninjas chased the bright red intruder, wondering who he was.  They looked everywhere but could not find him.  Suddenly an army of snowmen and a samurai yelled, “Banzai!” and the ninjas and snowmen clashed.  It was Epic!  But when the tired ninjas returned home, they blamed Yukio for chasing Santa away.  A wonderful surprise ending follows.

In black, white, red and grays, this barely looks like a traditional Christmas story, but super active—and especially ninja—youngsters will love the turns and twists in this tall tale.

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10 Little Ninjas













10 Little Ninjas

by Miranda Paul, illustrated by Nate Wragg
Alfred A. Knopf, 2016

A counting book, a playful rhyme, a new imaginative scene on every page, a few new words introduced, bright colors, parents who love their children and fun on every page—a recipe for a perfectly fun read!

Ten children sneak out of bed for a little fun.  First they pretend they are ninjas, then they take a trip in outer space as astronauts, then they race around the track and one by one the children begin to return to bed—sort of.  Action lives on every page until all the children are finally in bed and asleep.  With 10 lively imaginations, every reader is bound to find their favorite dream in the book.

Illustrator Nate Wragg dramatized Miranda Paul’s perfectly rhymed story into a perfect read aloud.

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