My Grandma's a Ninja
by Todd Tarpley
Who wouldn’t want a ninja for a grandma? In this story Ethan is proud of his ninja grandma until she embarasses him. As they try to be normal Ethan realizes he can use some of the ninja moves in his soccer game. The underlying theme is acceptance and unconditional love. The illustrations are great and sure to keep the children interested.
When Ethan’s grandma suggests they take a zip line to school, Ethan realizes that his grandma is a little different. In fact, she’s a ninja! Ethan is soon the hit of the school when his grandma drops from the ceiling at show-and-tell, and teaches the kids karate moves and how to do backflips in slow motion. But when his grandma deflates his team’s soccer ball, everyone is upset—including Ethan. Why can’t he just have a regular grandma? But when Ethan tries out his new karate moves during the championship game . . . he’s happy that his grandma isn’t ordinary.