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My Nanna Is A Ninja - Damon Young

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Published: 26th February 2014
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A laugh-aloud picture book celebrating nannas everywhere from a talented author and illustrator team.

Some nannas dress in pink when they jog around the track.

But my nanna is a ninja … so she dresses up in black.

All nannas are different.

But what if your nanna was really different?

What if your nanna was a ninja?

This fun, poetic picture book portrays the many different guises, faces and personalities that nannas can have and demonstrates the significance of their role in the modern family.

About the Authors

Damon Young is a Melbourne-based philosopher, author and commentator.

His previous books include: Distraction: A Philosopher’s Guide to Being Free and Martial Arts and Philosophy: Beating and Nothingness. He regularly publishes opinions, commentaries and reviews in the Age, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, Australian Literary Review, Herald-Sun and BBC,and is a regular columnist for the ABC and Canberra Times. He also writes poetry and fiction for Overland and Meanjin magazines. He has two children, Nikos and Sophia, who keep him up to date on the things that children like and don’t like!

Peter Carnavas grew up in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. He later became a primary school teacher and taught at Clermont State School. It was during his time as a teacher that Peter began to immerse himself in picture books and take his storytelling a little more seriously.

Peter’s first book, Jessica’s Box, was published in 2008. It was shortlisted for the 2008 Queensland Premier’s Literary Award and the 2009 CBCA Crichton Award for Emerging Illustrators. He has since written and illustrated many picture books, which have been translated into languages such as German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch.

Peter lives on the Sunshine Coast with his wife, two daughters and a scruffy dog that occasionally escapes.

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  • Easy to understand (3)
  • Well written (3)

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    4.0

    great read

    By Shell

    from South Australia

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    Pros

    • Easy To Understand
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      Comments about My Nanna Is A Ninja:

      I bought this as a gift for my 5 year old grandson...it's fun and he loves it.

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      4.0

      Great humour, great illustrations.

      By Nan'raine

      from Sydney

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Fun to read
      • Informative
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

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        • Fun For Nan And Child
        • Fun For Nan Child
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        Delivery was super prompt.

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        5.0

        A Nanna to surprise and delight!

        By Jude

        from Portarlington Australia

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        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Fun
        • Informative
        • Inspirational
        • Quirky
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

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          Comments about My Nanna Is A Ninja:

          What a fun quirky read! My little grandson, aged 2, already knows about " ninja moves". So he is delighted to see this Ninja Nanna in all her guises. The book describes a wide range of Nannas in various situations, one of which is sure to apply to YOU! Features in the illustrations recur on each page, adding to the fun of finding all the details. The illustrations are full of movement and interest, as is the text. It's a great read at any time, with the added bonus of becoming very quiet at the end, making it perfect as a bedtime story as well. For slightly older readers, it introduces plenty of discussion starters about Nannas, pets and pastimes.
          Highly recommended.

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          ISBN: 9780702250095
          ISBN-10: 0702250090
          Audience: Children
          Format: Hardcover
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 32
          Published: 26th February 2014
          Publisher: University of Queensland Press
          Dimensions (cm): 26.7 x 25.5  x 1.0
          Weight (kg): 26.7
          Edition Number: 1