by Arree Chung
This week's pick is by Cottager: Anika Denise
What it's all about . . .
A young ninja must be strong, courageous, and silent! He creeps through the house on a secret mission to capture cookies and milk. There may be obstacles (little sisters)! But have no fear—a true ninja can overcome all challenges.
Why it’s on the Crooked Bookshelf . . .
We love the graphic novel-style illustration panels, the exuberant imagination of the boy, and the simple, sweet story. In a sea of ninja books—this one really stands out.
Our favorite line . . .
I am dishonored.
Our favorite illustration . . .
|From NINJA! Illustration copyright 2014 by Aree Chung.|
Why kids will love it . . .
Because . . . ninjas! Especially this ninja—an imaginative, hilarious hero who has his priorities straight (milk and cookies).
Why grown-ups will love it . . .
Comic book-loving adults will appreciate the dark palette, graphic panel design, and funny text bubbles for reading aloud to wee ninjas.