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Jack B. Ninja

By Tim McCanna, Illustrated by Stephen Savage
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Categories: Picture Book
ISBN: 9780545917285 Pages: 32 Ages: 3-5 Dimensions: 10.29" x 10.31"
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About this book

Jack B. Ninja! Jack, be quick! Jack, jump over the bamboo stick! Secret mission starts tonight. Hide in shadow, out of sight.

In this imaginative ninja fantasy inspired by the classic nursery rhyme "Jack Be Nimble," cheer on Jack as he sneaks over castle walls, swims through hidden tunnels, and uncovers a secret treasure -- all while avoiding detection. But when Jack unwittingly springs a trap in the middle of his mission, will he be able to use his ninja skills to escape the bandits and make it back home?

A sneaky rhyming reverie with a surprise one-two punch ending from Bitty Bot author Tim McCanna and illustrator and Geisel Honor recipient Stephen Savage!


"Bold, dramatic compositions give this story's digital illustrations the visual impact of traffic signals . . . This fast-moving readaloud adventure is just right for a quiet break between ninja practice sessions." -- Publishers Weekly

"This cute and appealing read-aloud would be a fun addition to a ninja-themed storytime and any units on fractured rhymes." -- School Library Journal

". . . will have young fans requesting repeat visits." -- Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Supertruck by Stephen Savage:

* "Savage creates a sunny cast of vehicular characters, and his brief text is equally upbeat, punctuated by fun repetition (presto! is also used ironically to herald the cement mixer’s mishaps), and a play on words involving mix-up and mixed up." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Secret identities, superheroes, and trucks. What more is there to say? . . . This trash-hauler is one super truck!" -- The Horn Book, starred review

* "Just right for winter storytimes, this winning picture book will find an appreciative audience beyond just young truck lovers." -- Booklist, starred review

* "Savage exploits shapes and colors to create interesting imagery and atmospheric environments for the truck that show that collecting trash is just as heroic as powerfully plowing through snow. A serious treat for truck lovers." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for Where's Walrus? by Stephen Savage:

* "Intelligently illustrated, the book leaves readers to wonder if Walrus' adventures were all mischievous spontaneity, or did he wittingly go astray? Refreshing, captivating, elegant and witty. -- Kirkus Reviews Starred Review

Praise for Watersong by Tim McCanna:

* "McCanna’s carefully chosen words are nearly all onomatopoeia, a cacophony of water sounds that resonates on tongue and ear, demanding to be read aloud. Beautiful." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Praise for Bitty Bot by Tim McCanna:

"What happens when robots wind down? Do they actually sleep? Yep, they do, according to this charmer with a mechanical twist. Told in jaunty, rollicking rhymes that are enlivened by colorful, humorous digital illustrations, this robot version of a bedtime story demonstrates that, no matter how energetic a little 'bot' may be, there inevitably comes a time when 'batteries are running low!'. . . Young techies may or may not want to zoom into bed right after listening, but they'll be more than a little 'bitty' ready for repeat readings." -- Kirkus Reviews

"A lively fantasy that will make for a fun read-aloud." -- Booklist

"Those looking for more preschool bedtime stories will find this a great addition to your stacks." -- School Library Journal

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