After those last reviews for My Nanna is a Ninja, a few more have come in:
"Author and illustrator team, Damon Young and Peter Carnavas are one of those combinations that work. Together, they have fashioned a laugh-out-loud picture book that captures the very essence of Nanna-Dom without once pigeon-holing our ideas of the beloved grandmother." - Boomerang Books
"This story is so imaginative, and very funny. My daughter found it completely hilarious that this nanna has a tendency to sneak around in black doing undeniably stealthy and brave things." - Mumabytes, 'Books We Dig'
"This is a colourful, lively picture book celebrating the special bond children have with their nannas. A great story to read aloud with its rhymes and rhythms, it describes the unique antics of the child’s own Ninja nanna, dressed in her black outfit and doing the cool things Ninjas do.
Carnavas’s illustrations burst with colour and movement, and feature cute details about each of the four nannas described such as their pets, which although are not mentioned in the text, add a level of humour and intrigue that a child will have lots of fun following.
This is the first picture book by Young. Let’s hope it’s not his last." - Buzz WordsAlongside a reading for four hundred kids at Nikos and Sophia's school assembly, I also did storytime at Readings Books Carlton, which was excellent fun. (One of the kids yelled out: "That's a lantern fish!")
(Image: mosaic courtesy Mumabytes; illustrations by Peter Carnavas)