A charming bedtime counting book about ten sneaky little characters who aren’t ready to go to sleep... until daddy calls the sensei to send them back to bed.
It may be bedtime, but these little ninjas aren't tired. They're sliding, swinging, and slipping out of bed! Can Daddy and the sensei ever tuck them in? Filled with mischievous fun, 10 Little Ninjas will take young readers from playtime to bedtime again and again. Kids will love the astronauts, tigers, cowboys, dragons and more!
In Paul's (Water Is Water) boisterous story set to the tune of "Ten Little Monkeys," 10 ethnically diverse children avoid bedtime by adopting new personas, including ninjas, "prowling tigers," and "rowdy cowboys." Replacing the "doctor" in the original rhyme is the children's mother, who also changes roles for each scenario: "Daddy called the lifeguard/ and the lifeguard yapped,/ No more reef sharks/ swimming lazy laps!' " Eventually, there are "No little ninjas sneaking out of bed./ None jumped off and bumped their heads." Wragg (Elwood Bigfoot) captures the push and pull of bedtime rituals in his energetic digitally assembled cartoons. Ages 2 5. Author's agent: Karen Grencik, Red Fox Literary. Illustrator's agent: Rebecca Sherman, Writers House.