Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet (Hardcover)

An Adventure with Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl

By Sanae Ishida

Little Bigfoot, 9781632171177, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 8, 2017

List Price: 16.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


In this new additon to the Little Kunoichi series, author and illustrator Sanae Ishida’s beautiful art pairs with a gentle, fun lesson, featuring Little Kunoichi’s buddy, Chibi Samurai.
Inspired by Little Kunoichi’s relationship with her pet ninja bunny, Chibi Samurai sets off to find a companion for himself. He explores many possibilities from Japanese culture--both real and mythical--thinking about how each creature might be as a pet.
Little Kunoichi and her pet bunny cheer him on as he searches and searches, until finally Chibi realizes that the perfect pet, just right for a little samurai, has been with him all along.

About the Author

SANAE ISHIDA grew up drawing princesses, reading Japanese comic books, and writing stories she never shared with anyone. She enjoyed stints in wide-ranging fields including illustration, education, technology, retail, and theater arts. When not creating on the page, she sews, frequents coffee shops, and overly shares stories on She lives in Seattle with her wonderful husband and fabulous daughter--inspiration for Little Kunoichi.

Praise For Chibi Samurai Wants a Pet: An Adventure with Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl

Featured in the Seattle’s Child summer reading issue

"Ishida seamlessly weaves Japanese cultural references into the text and art... A delightful romp."
—Kirkus Reviews

"The watercolor art with pen and ink whimsically complement this well-told tale... expands on the fun and whimsy of the previous book and will leave readers eager for more adventures with Chibi and Little Kunoichi."
—School Library Journal

"A wonderful addition to the series.... This book is SO MUCH FUN." 
—Let's Talk Picture Books