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10 little ninjas / by Miranda Paul ; illustrated by Nate Wragg.

Paul, Miranda, (author.).
Book Book ([2016])
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Publisher: New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, [2016]
4 of 8 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries). (Show all copies)
0 of 1 copy available at Phillips Academy.
0 current holds with 8 total copies.
Library Location Call Number Status Due Date
Phillips OWHL Children's Collection - Age 0-3 Children's Collection P31T (Text to Phone) Checked out 06/09/2018

  • ISBN: 9780553534979
  • ISBN: 0553534971
  • ISBN: 9780553534986
  • ISBN: 055353498X
  • Edition: First edition.
General Note: "A Borzoi Book"--Colophon.
Summary: From ten little ninjas sneaking out of bed to one cuddlebug asleep on the spread, rhyming text provides a count-down to bedtime.
Authors: Wragg, Nate, (illustrator.).
Alternate Title: Ten little ninjas
Citation: Paul, Miranda. "10 little ninjas." New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, 2016.
  • Publishers Weekly Reviews : PW Reviews 2016 June #4

    In Paul's (Water Is Water) boisterous story set to the tune of "Ten Little Monkeys," 10 ethnically diverse children avoid bedtime by adopting new personas, including ninjas, "prowling tigers," and "rowdy cowboys." Replacing the "doctor" in the original rhyme is the children's mother, who also changes roles for each scenario: "Daddy called the lifeguard/ and the lifeguard yapped,/ ‘No more reef sharks/ swimming lazy laps!' " Eventually, there are "No little ninjas sneaking out of bed./ None jumped off and bumped their heads." Wragg (Elwood Bigfoot) captures the push and pull of bedtime rituals in his energetic digitally assembled cartoons. Ages 2–5. Author's agent: Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House. (Aug.)

    [Page ]. Copyright 2016 PWxyz LLC
  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2016 July

    PreS-Gr 1—It's that time of night when parents have tucked their children into bed, but instead of drifting off to sleep, the little ones are raring to go. In this retelling of the classic nursery rhyme, instead of monkeys jumping on the bed and bumping their heads, 10 children have a series of imaginative adventures. It begins: "10 little ninjas sneaking out of bed—/one jumped off and/bumped her head./Daddy called the sensei/and the sensei said,/'No more ninjas/sneaking out of bed!'?" The kids pretend they are astronauts, race car drivers, pirates, prowling tigers, and dragons. With each adventure, one child has a minor catastrophe—from getting the traditional bump on the head to thwacking the wall—and winds up heading off to bed. The mom and dad work together to corral and discipline their children, but it is the father who calls for help and the mom who lays down the law. As with the original nursery rhyme, children will enjoy reciting the catchy rhymes aloud once they become familiar with the story ("6 rowdy cowboys lassoing the rails—/one loop swooped and,/whoops!, it failed./Daddy called the sheriff/and the sheriff wailed,/'No more cowboys lassoing the rails!'") and counting down as the story progresses. The illustrations are two-dimensional and colorful, with the dominant color palette for each spread changing depending upon the setting. VERDICT A fun read-aloud for bedtime, storytimes, and small group reads.—Sally James, South Hillsborough Elementary School, Hillsborough, CA

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