G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
September 27, 2012
8.7 X 0.5 X 11.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Corey Rosen Schwartz has no true ninja training, but she can sure kick butt in Scrabble. She lives in Warren, New Jersey, with her two kiddie-chans and her incredibly patient husband-san.. Dan Santat holds a black belt in Shotokan. He lives with his family in Alhambra, California.
"A fractured fairy tale to outcharm the original, "The Three Ninja Pigs" manages to one-up the well-worn story by setting it in Japan, sprinkling it with the language and discipline of martial arts. All in hilarious, impeccable rhyme." -- The New York Times Book Review "For young martial arts fans seeking a lighthearted book about their hobby, Schwartz's story should fit the bill. . . . The idea of three gi-clad pigs fighting the big bad wolf is a winner." -- Publishers Weekly "A standout among fractured fairy tales, masterfully combining rollicking limerick verse with a solid story. . . . Have the contact info for the local dojo handy--readers will want to try out these martial-arts styles for themselves." -- Kirkus Reviews "This standout version has so much motion, action, and laughs, kids will feel like they're hearing it for the first time. Schwartz's clever rhyming text flows nicely, and illustrator Santat (who holds a black belt in shotokan) really gets into things." --Booklist