Sunday, February 15, 2015

Winter Reading 2015 My Grandma's a Ninja

This is a book that will fly off the library shelves, and probably be checked out so often that it will never make it back onto the shelf. Who wouldn't want a cool ninja grandma? She can take you on a zip line to school or drop from the ceiling during show and tell. But she can also cause trouble when kicks the soccer ball so hard that she pops it and practice must be canceled. How can Ethan enjoy his time with his grandmother and still keep everyone else happy? Should Grandma change? Can she?

Kids often dream of being superheroes, ninjas, pirates, etc. And it does seem like it would be cool to be one of those larger than life types. But that sort of lifestyle can have its drawbacks, as this story shows. Can the positives outweigh the negatives? Is there something to be learned from nonconformists? Maybe we should just let people be who they are and not try to change them. Ethan will have to find out the answers to those questions, preferably before the big soccer game.

Great for readers who love ninjas or grandmas. It could be paired up with other books like Nighttime Ninja or Wink, the Ninja Who Wanted to Be Noticed for a fun mini-unit on ninjas.

I read an e-book provided by the publisher through NetGalley.

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