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Sep 11 2018

How to Ninja: Activity book by Marcus Emerson

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Diary of a 6th grade Ninja series. Allen and Unwin, 2018. ISBN 9781760523824
(Ages: 7+) Recommended. Themes: Ninja. Adventure. Humour. For those who have loved every edition of the funny series, Diary of a 6th grade Ninja, then this book is sure to add to their pleasure. An activity book, it has all sorts of games, puzzles, activities of all kinds to keep readers amused.
The first five pages offer thumbnail sketches of the main protagonists in the series: Chase, Brayden, Faith and Zoe, then their opposite numbers, Wyatt, Olivia and Carlyle. Two pages follow showing readers how to draw Chase, and he tells how to be a Ninja. After that are 'spot the difference' pages, and some more art activities. The pages are filled with an array of things to do about Chase and his Ninja friends and foes, and readers are invited to answer questions, draw Ninja fashion, complete word searches and mazes.
In between are pages of articles about each Ninja, full of humour and interest to those already hooked on the series, and complete enough to hook new readers.
For those who wish to see if they have answered all the questions correctly, answer pages follow the activities, and after these are two pages depicting the front cover of the ten books in the series, and a page about the author, Marcus Emerson.
Great fun for those already fans of the books, but also designed to increase their following, the humour is infectious and will draw readers in to read it from cover to cover and enjoy the activities.
Fran Knight

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