Nighttime Ninja by Barbara DaCosta

Nighttime Ninja

Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure. Soon he reaches his ultimate goal...and gets a big surprise! Will the nighttime ninja complete his mission?With spare text and lush illustrations, Nighttime Ninja is a fun, adventure-filled story about the power of play and imagination.


Details Nighttime Ninja

TitleNighttime Ninja
ISBN9780316203845
Author
Release DateSep 18th, 2012
PublisherLittle, Brown
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Nighttime Ninja

  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    2017-09-07
    Check out more picture book reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...Late at night, when all is quiet and everyone is asleep, a ninja creeps silently through the house in search of treasure. Soon he reaches his ultimate goal...and gets a big surprise! Will the nighttime ninja complete his mission?I was totally DECEIVED by this book! My nephew wanted to read it because... NINJAS! And I admit I love them too... but yeah, NO! Not this time... there were ...
  • Miss Ryoko
    2014-02-21
    Actual rating: 2.5Barbara DaCosta lives near me so I really want to give her a shining review, however the book didn't meet my expectations. I can't really say what I was expecting, but it wasn't this. However, I can totally relate to the nighttime ninja... when I was little my mom says I used to wake up in the middle of the night and eat all the cheese in the fridge! Haha!The book is alright. The illustrations are creative and different and the ...
  • Betsy
    2013-06-13
    Nearly wordless, this is a fun read aloud. The illustrations are marvelous and tell most of the story.
  • Luisa Knight
    2018-07-11
    A sneaky tale with a comical twist.Ages: 3 - 7**Like my reviews? I also have hundreds of detailed reports that I offer too. These reports give a complete break-down of everything in the book, so you'll know just how clean it is or isn't. I also have Clean Guides (downloadable PDFs) which enable you to clean up your book before reading it! Visit my website: The Book Radar.
  • Kalee Stegehuis
    2014-05-28
    This review first published at http://rawrisforreading.wordpress.com...I LOVED this book! I can be a critical reader, but this one had me completely engaged. I spent a few minutes on each page because I thoroughly enjoyed the illustrations and the suspense of the story. It doesn’t contain many words, but it’s still a book you can spend a while reading to kids because the illustration is so mystifying.My favorite aspect of this book is the rel...
  • Amy
    2013-01-22
    As the clock strikes midnight, a little boy with a huge imagination transforms himself into a ninja to sneak his way to the kitchen and steal ice cream from the freezer before getting caught by his mom and sent back to bed.Granted, I am an adult who is reading a picture book and may have a different perspective of things in the world, but wow, how I did not like this book. The beginning is absolutely creepy. "The clock struck midnight..." and it ...
  • Sara
    2012-12-04
    Cute papercut illustrations -- very minimal text (would be a short one for story time, there's a lot of wordless pages), but would be a cute short book for a story time interlude. I'm glad there's more ninja books being published -- I have some small patrons who have read EVERY ninja picture book a thousand times, so it's good to see a new one.
  • Meghan
    2016-02-12
    Cute, and VERY short. Will probably use for pajama storytime, especially since it ties into bedtime and sleep. It will make a good last story of the night.
  • Sunah Chung
    2019-02-09
    At night, a ninja boy crept into somewhere silently to do his mission. He got caught in the end anyway. What I liked was the story that had a twist at the end and short and simple texts for readers. The illustrations create serious mood of the Ninja's mission, but it turned out that the boy explored his house at night to grab an ice-cream. The illustrations were crafted by using collage techniques with Japanese cultural patterns and images. The ...
  • Abby Hargreaves
    2017-07-27
    I feel like there's something vaguely offensive about this book, but not being an expert in ninja culture by any means, I can't put my finger on it. I like the silhouette illustrations, though the ninja in those images has a more mature body than that of a child who is supposed to be in bed. There was something vaguely unsatisfying about the end of the narrative, and the structure of the narrative as a whole was nearly nonexistent. That which was...
  • Dana Scott
    2018-10-21
    Nighttime Ninja is a very cute story with an unexpected ending. At first, it explains how the ninja climbed and leapt through the quiet house. As he began to work the lights turned on. Readers then see that it is a child dressed up as a ninja and was sneaking to get ice cream. His mother tells him to hand it over and accomplish is going to bed mission instead. Though there is not much text it is a very sweet story. Also, the illustrations are ver...
  • Shaniah
    2018-09-25
    Nighttime Ninja is about a young boy who wishes he was a ninja. It's not until later he gets caught by his mother and is told to go back to bed. The illustrations are beautiful as they are cut in paper, textured cloth, string, and colored pencils. I would categorize this book as Picture book. I would have this book in K-2 classrooms as the text is short. Although, the illustrations can be enjoyed be all ages.
  • Rachael Fricke
    2018-10-31
    Loved the illustrations! It was like look at a handmade scrapbook! Easy to read for young readers! Short sentences but some tricky words. Throughout the sorry you think the Ninja is this man on a mission, only to find out it's just a young boy sneaking into the kitchen for a midnight ice cream snack. Cute story! Would make a wonderful bedtime story.
  • Kelsey
    2018-05-20
    Age: Toddler-PreschoolAsian AmericanA ninja prowls through the jungle and the city, sneaking through a house to have...a carton a ice cream. Until, alas! his mother catches him in the act and brings him back to bed. Distinct collage artwork provide a unique addition to the array of bedtime picture books.
  • Robert Owens
    2019-02-24
    Cute story.We see the Nighttime Ninja in action at midnight. Moving stealthily through a house. Anticipation is built. Excellent art (mixed media collage). Then the ninja is found out . . . by his mother. Ha!Like it, however, it is a very quick read.
  • Betsy
    2017-10-21
    the lad says- i thought the ninja was funny. the end.the parent says- a nighttime story about a ninja. the mixed arts that were used in the story was a creative choice and different from most children's stories. a good read.
  • Heather Anderson
    2018-07-03
    My little one LOVED this book and requested we read it again and again. Personally, I thought it could use a bit more of a narrative. There were few words, but it did have a unique graphic style. Cute ending!
  • Barbara
    2017-12-19
    This story did not capture my attention, and I'm not sure it would capture the interest of my students either. The ending was cute, but there isn't enough of a "story" to it. The illustrations, although "artistic", were not to my taste.
  • Rebecca Caufman
    2017-06-04
    The clock strikes 12 and a ninjas mission begins. You must read pictures to find out what the mission is.
  • Denise
    2019-04-02
    A perfect book for bedtime or a pajama story time.
  • Bethany
    2019-02-12
    Prep for this summer's Reading BuddiesA ninja is on the prowl... for some late-night ice cream. Too bad he is intercepted by Mom who takes him back to bed!Beautiful paper-cut illustrations.
  • Rommel Sison
    2017-07-11
    6-year-old daughter: 3 stars (it was, like, 2 seconds)5-year-old daughter: 3 stars (but it was short)
  • Meredith
    2016-12-30
    intricate illustrations. I liked that they were done by cut paper rather than just drawing. The story was very short and simple
  • SoJo Perez
    2017-11-10
    cute. short.
  • Dewey
    2017-08-03
    This might be good for a preschool storytime. I'm still on the fence about whether I liked it or not.
  • J
    2019-04-25
    Something about this book makes kids sit up and pay attention. The story is short and simple and the illustrations are intriguing.
  • Kristen Dutkiewicz
    2017-11-28
    Very few words and simple illustrations. Nighttime ninja gets children thinking about the characteristics of a ninja.
  • Jo Oehrlein
    2017-02-23
    Paper collages show a ninja moving around in the night.Just before the completion of his mission, the light comes on and his mother sends him back to bed.
  • M.M. Hudson
    2016-04-16
    NOTE: I gave this a 3 on Amazon which denotes the book being just ok. Goodreads would give it a 2. So please note any discrepancy.--------The title of this book caught my attention which is why I purchased it without really looking through it. I usually at least do a quick flip. If I had done so, I would have known this is essentially a picture book with very few words. The book is targeted for kids 4-7 but in truth, I think it is more 2-5 and on...
  • Storywraps
    2013-08-06
    What is a ninja anyway? The dictionary states: (Japanese) a member of the ninja who were trained in martial arts and hired for espionage, sabotage or assassinations; a person skilled in Ninjutsu. (They sound scary to me. Don't mess with them.)This book is a children's adventure/thriller with a great surprise ending! A ninja goes on a very suspenseful mission...lights out...no one awake....all quiet...into his kitchen!The book is full of wonderful...