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NINJA COWBOY BEAR PRESENTS THE WAY OF THE NINJA by David Bruins

NINJA COWBOY BEAR PRESENTS THE WAY OF THE NINJA

By David Bruins (Author) , Hilary Leung (Illustrator)

Age Range: 4 - 7

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55453-615-3
Publisher: Kids Can

Ninja! Cowboy! Bear! Three great friends who have a great time together. Usually their time together leads to “merrymaking, buffoonery and hilarity.” But Ninja’s more of a daredevil than the others. When Cowboy suggests painting, Ninja would rather "shoot for the stars" by jumping on the bed. Cowboy bonks his noggin; no fun there! Ninja moves on to Bear, who suggests they pick flowers. Ninja would rather have a "fun flying experience" climbing the trees; Bear falls and gets a beehive stuck on his head; no fun for Bear! Ninja decides to play at derring-do alone…but soon discovers something’s missing--namely, his best friends. Thank goodness they still want to play! Canadian computer programmer Bruins and equally Canadian graphic artist Leung collaborate on a fine sequel starring these unconventional buddies. The digitally created illustrations are one part Power Puff Girls and one part Eric Carle. The simple message of the plusses of cooperative play will be embraced by audiences who are likely still playing the hand game featured in the first adventure. (Picture book. 4-7)