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Ba-chan the Ninja Grandma

An Adventure with Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl

Sanae Ishida


List Price: 16.99*
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In this new edition to the Little Kunoichi series, author and illustrator Sanae Ishida introduces us to Ba-chan, Little Kunoichi's wise, creative, and eccentric grandmother. Anything is possible with Ba-chan!

It's summer and Little Kunoichi's friends are away on vacation. After exploring every nook and cranny of her super, super secret island home with her pet, Bunny, she is bored, bored, BORED! Little Kunoichi shares her ideas to spice things up--a new bike, another pet--with her parents. But they have a better idea: a visit to her wise, quirky, and creative grandma, Ba-chan!

Little Kunoichi, joined by her little brother and Bunny, is excited for her visit. They are met with many surprises as they spend time with Ba-chan on an island she made herself and together learn that curiosity, resourcefulness, love, and imagination have more value than things money can buy.

Praise For Ba-chan the Ninja Grandma: An Adventure with Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl

"Ishida excels at creating a fascinating world that combines the real (ninja water spider shoes!) and imaginative, and Kunoichi is a charismatic heroine with heart and gumption that parents and children can celebrate. Delightful."--Kirkus Reviews

"A wonderful family adventure; purchase where intergenerational picture books are in demand." --School Library Journal

"Such a creative and fun book about the relationship between an eccentric Ninja grandma and her grandchildren. One that is sure to make you smile."--Book Nerd Mommy  

"The delightful watercolor illustrations! The details, humor, and spirit on every page!"--WritesinLA

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Publication Date: September 18, 2018

About the Author

SANAE ISHIDA writes, sews, draws, and takes photos almost every day. She lives with her husband and daughter in Seattle. She is the author of a book of sewing projects and personal essays, Sewing Happiness, as well as three children's books in the Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl series. Both she and her daughter have too many handmade clothes.