Hensel & Gretel, Ninja Chicks

Hensel & Gretel, Ninja Chicks

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Publisher: New York, New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781338222968
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 29 cm
Alternative Title: Hensel and Gretel, ninja chicks


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May 07, 2018

Not as good as the other two ninja books by the same author and illustrator, but once again lyrically genius as it's narrated with limericks and martial arts is woven in. My daughter also likes that all the best ninjas are female. ;)

Nov 26, 2016

This book has been a big hit with my 5-year old ninja-loving son. My son also really enjoyed Schwartz's "Three Ninja Pigs" and "Ninja Red Riding Hood".

SPL_Childrens Jun 21, 2016

A full review of this book can be found under "Summary". This book review was reviewed in the Stratford Gazette in June 2016.

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Nov 26, 2016

Piripiri thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 7


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SPL_Childrens Jun 21, 2016

Hensel and Gretel were not helpless little chicks. No, this plucky pair could certainly take care of themselves. They were Ninja Chicks!
When they returned home one day to find that their father had been nabbed by a hungry fox (the same fox who had recently snatched their mother), they sprang into action. The sisters tracked the fox through the dark, tangled wood all the way to his home, a small cottage made of delicious cornbread.
Hensel couldn’t resist the smell of that cornbread. She nibbled at it …. and was promptly grabbed by the fox, who popped her in a cage - along with her parents - for a tasty stir-fry!
Now it was all up to Gretel.
Quickly overpowering the fox with some tricky ninjutsu kicks and throws, she was able to save her family from a scary culinary fate.
Vividly illustrated, this rollicking martial-arts makeover of the traditional Hansel and Gretel story (in which “justice, not dinner, is served”) is told in catchy, rhyming verse.
** Recommended for ages 4 to 7 years.


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