The Boy Who Cried Ninja

The Boy Who Cried Ninja

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A young boy named Tim is accused of lying when he tells his parents that a ninja ate the last piece of cake and a sunburned crocodile landed on the roof, so he figures out a way to prove that he is telling the truth.
Publisher: Atlanta : Peachtree, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781561455799
Branch Call Number: P LAT
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 28 cm

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skyekilaen
Sep 17, 2015

If you’re getting in trouble whether you tell the truth or lie, and you didn’t do anything wrong, it’s time for some serious creativity. Especially when ninjas, pirates, space monkeys, and other implausible but totally real characters are involved. Latimer’s quirky art, eye for details, and restrained narration blend really well here. It’s not just a collection of silly things. It’s a good story! If you’ve ever gotten in trouble for something you didn’t do, you’ll empathize with Tim’s distress and celebrate when he finds a way to clear his name.

ChristchurchLib Jul 27, 2015

Young Tim is telling the truth when he reports that a ninja ate the last slice of cake and a giant squid devoured his book bag -- and he still gets punished! So, Tim takes the fall for the pirate who guzzles all the tea and the sunburned crocodile who breaks the TV antenna...but he ends up doing extra chores for lying, too. Then, Tim has a stroke of genius that wins his parent's apologies and results in a great party. With quirky, drily hilarious cartoon illustrations, this "cheerful, lightly subversive" (Booklist) twist on an old folk tale is tons of fun.

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freeflyer
Oct 25, 2011

hehe i love this book, it is so cute. It is an awsome story!! and perfect for a little trouble maker.

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finnja22
Jun 29, 2011

A confusing morality tale

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freeflyer
Oct 25, 2011

freeflyer thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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