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Three Reasons to Read Ninja Camp w/Giveaway

A Review of Ninja Camp

Author: Sue Fliess

Illustrator: Jen Taylor

Publisher: Running Press Kids

Year: 2019

JACKET COPY: Who will protect the shadow blade?

Pack your bags and grab your gear: It's time to go to Ninja Camp. Join the campers as they practice their craft and prepare to battle their rivals, the Ninjas of the Dawn. They listen to the Ninja Master and learn the Ninja Creed, but to become Ninja Warriors they must first prove they are sly and swift, strong and speedy. It won't be easy. Will these new ninjas have what it takes to become Ninjas of the Night?

This story starts rolling with some rollicking rhyme and a challenge to protect the Shadow Blade -- but to do that, first these friends must learn to be proper ninjas.

Kids will learn some of the characteristics of a good ninja, as well as a good person, so this is a fun book which fosters strong values. Importantly, it's lively, fun and accessible to all children. Will they complete the challenge if they work together?

1. It's about ninjas -- need I say more? (LOL)

2. It's a quick and engaging read that kids will enjoy listening to and parents will enjoy reading.

3. Beautiful and accessible Art by Jen Taylor is the perfect compliment to this rhyming story.

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NOTE: I am giving away one ARC of this title to a winner who comments on and shares this post. Please provide link to post in the comment section, along with your comment. Deadline: September 30th 12 AM PST.

REVIEW BY: Lynne Marie

Lynne Marie is the author of Hedgehog Goes to Kindergarten -- art by Anne Kennedy (Scholastic 2011), Hedgehog's 100th Day of School -- art by Lorna Hussey (Scholastic 2017), The Star of the Christmas Play -- art by Lorna Hussey (Beaming Books 2018), Moldilocks and the 3 Scares -- art by David Rodriguez Lorenzo (Sterling 2019 and Scholastic 2019) and Let’s Eat! Mealtime Around the World -- art by Parwinder Singh (Beaming Books 2019), The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project -- art by Wendy Fedan (Mac and Cheese Press / CAW Publishing, November 2021) and American Pie -- art by Dea Lenihan (Dancing Flamingo Press 2022).

She’s also the Owner and Administrator of both and, as well as a long-time Travel Agent with (! She's been a Cybil's Judge in the Fiction Picture Books and Board Books category since 2016. Recently, she's been handed the ReFoReMo torch from Kirsti Call and Carrie Charley Brown, which will return under it's new name March On With Mentor Texts in March, 2022 ( You can join her at her weekly Tinker and Talk Book Chat here: Tinker and Talk Book Chat by The Picture Book Mechanic | Facebook

When she’s not searching for story ideas all over the globe, she lives on a lake in South Florida with her family, a Schipperke named Anakin and several resident water birds. Visit her at Lynne Marie is represented by Marisa Cleveland of



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