Author(s): Jordan P Novak
Young Adult | No Category
Mosquitoes can bite all kinds of people--ballerinas, chefs, babies, even you and me. But they can't bite . . . NINJAS! Mosquitoes might be quick, but ninjas are quicker. Mosquitoes might be sneaky, but ninjas are sneakier. And mosquitoes might be hungry, but ninjas are . . . hungrier!With tons of not-very-stealthy appeal, Jordan P. Novak's debut delivers buzzy, wacky, and hilarious story.
-Novak's art is clean and includes small details to delight independent readers, while the patterning of text makes this title ideal for sharing aloud.- - School Library Journal-[Novak's] ninja is a comically commanding character . . . reminiscent of a silent film star. Flat, saturated colors and large-scale cartooning give the book the feel of an oversize comic.- - Publishers Weekly-There's a pleasing cartoonish vibe to the ink and digital art, with our stealthy ninja evoking Meghan McCarthy's pop-eyed figures. . . . The ninja vs. mosquito antics, which have that perennial Road Runner vs. Wile E. Coyote appeal, are entertaining.- - BCCB-With eye-catching, brightly colored ink drawings featuring simple, cartoon-style figures that are big enough for all to view clearly, this is naturally appealing for audiences of any size . . . this would be great fun for a read-aloud.- - Booklist
Jordan P. Novak is an artist and children's book author/illustrator living in New York's Hudson Valley. When she isn't writing, painting or drawing, she is raising three little humans. She enjoys building fairy worlds and playing dress-up--especially if it involves a tea party--making up new bedtime songs every night, and teaching art to tiny people.www.jordanpnovak.com