YOUNG, Damon (text) Peter Carnavas (illus.) My Nanna is a Ninja UQP, 2014 unpaged $24.95 ISBN 9780702250095 SCIS 1647193
My four-year-old co-reviewer loved this book and wanted it read every night. It details how different Nannas can be and the various things they do. But what is it like to have a Nanna for a ninja? Is she quieter? Does she only dress in black?
This vividly illustrated laugh-aloud book is abundant with rich, descriptive language that allows the story to flow beautifully. My co-reviewer sat repeating the story to himself. This is one of those books that will entice younger children to read and will be a hit with children who love the idea of nannas with throwing stars.
reviewed by Katie Poidomani