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Ba-chan the Ninja Grandma

Ba-chan the Ninja Grandma

An Adventure with Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl


Ba-chan the Ninja Grandma

About the Book

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.

Product Details

On sale: September 18, 2018
Age: 5-9 years
Grade: Grades K-4
Page count: 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781632171184
Reading level: Lexile: 550L | Fountas/Pinnell: O

Author Bio

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 the sewing books Sewing Love, Sewing Happiness, and Animal Friends to Sew, as well as the Little Kunoichi the Ninja Girl picture book series, and Little Sumo, a board book series. Both she and her daughter have too many handmade clothes. Find out more about her work at SanaeIshida.com.


"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