***This is the second of three Guest Book Reviews over the coming days. I have been seeing some great reviews by fellow bloggers, making connections and we’ve agreed that we love each other’s reviews so much that we want to make guest appearances on each other’s blogs. This post is from Bethany at Book Review Mama. You can also follow her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Watch for one of my reviews on her website soon!***
A Ninja must be ready for anything, but when Ninja Maxwell tries to get someone from his family to play with him, they are all too busy. Dinner time rolls around and Maxwell can’t find his family. What is his ninja clan up to?
I read this book with my four year old, Madden. He is obsessed with all ninja books. We especially love the family dynamics. Aree Chung talks about family tensions (when things don’t go your way), but also friendship within the family too. We also loved how much fun this book was to read aloud. It is written and illustrated in a comic book layout with comic book blocks. My son has been toting Attack of the Clan around the house. I always take it as a great sign when my kids reach for the same book multiple times.
We didn’t know Ninja Attack of the Clan was a sequel when we read it. It works so well as a stand-alone book. I only mention this as a “dislike” because we would have read the first book, Ninja! Before reading the sequel.
Why/How Use it with kids:
Attack of the Clan is a great book to use to discuss family loyalty and family fun. Those are things we really value in our family; it was exciting to watch my son’s eyes light up as he recognized those things in Attack of the Clan.
About the Author/Illustrator:
Aree Chung has worked in video games as a designer and art director. He graduated from Art Center College of Design. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his family.