Book 50 - My Nanna is a Ninja #100daysofbooks (verdict: fun)

Day 50 and at half-way, we did My Nanna is a Ninja. I mean, really, how could I not pick that up from the library shelf? This is a fun story with cute illustrations that are often funny in themselves. It's strangely not as memorable as some of the rhyming books we've read (I think because at least as an adult, some of the things the nannas were doing seemed a bit unlikely, and chosen just to rhyme), but it has a charm about it, and it's the first kids' book I've read to contain ninjas of any type! I was surprised to see it's a UQ Press book - the first one I've come across for kids - I'll be looking at what else they have in their stable. For this one, though, the last line is the cleverest, and I would read it all just for that one.

Master A's verdict: We read this one late, but probably a mistake. Books are stimulating at the moment, so before bed isn't the best idea.


  • Title: My Nanna is a Ninja
  • Author/Illustrator: Damon Young / Peter Carnavas
  • Source: Borrowed from local library
  • Publisher: UQP

What's on tomorrow? The Terrible Underpants.