Book Review: My Grandma's A Ninja
Years ago I worked with a very talented and creative guy at A&E, Todd Tarpley. Todd was one of the first people I knew who had the word "Digital" in his title. At the time I didn't even know what digital meant, but I was pretty sure it was edgy.
Todd has always been kind of cool.
For example, Todd and his wife are one of the few families who spend as much time creating their Christmas card as we do. In fact, whenever I worry that I've gone off the deep-end on the card thing, I think at least I'll be swimming with the Tarpleys!
However, what makes Todd MOST cool is that he writes children's books. I LOVED his first book, Ten Tiny Toes (even though Nine Toes is a perfectly acceptable thing!) and couldn't wait for his latest book, My Grandma's A Ninja. The book finally arrived last week and because I'm incredibly biased, I invited one of my favorite guest bloggers, Ellie Phenix, to write the review.
Here's her take on the book:
I'm not a little kid anymore, but sometimes it pleases me to go back and look through old childhood books. I might sit there for minutes hours looking through old favorites such as Curious George, Horten Hears A Who, and Olivia Forms A Band.
I wish this book by Todd Tarpley was available in my childhood because honestly, I would have loved it then because I love it now.
It is from the point of view of Ethan, a young boy whose grandmother is, as said, a ninja. He loves that she is a ninja until she accidentally deflates the soccer ball at his soccer practice.
He then asks her not to be a ninja. This made me a little sad.
At his next soccer game his team is getting beat pretty bad and then Ethan figures out how to act like his Grandma.
I don't want to tell you the end, but it's surprising, and I think you'll like it!
This book is a great childhood storytime book. I would definitely recommend it! Kids of all ages will be delighted by this book.
So there you have it.
It's a win with Ellie (and the rest of Team Phenix!) Pick up your copy!