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From Nerd to Ninja! : Ninja Kid : Book 1 - Anh Do

From Nerd to Ninja!

Ninja Kid : Book 1

By: Anh Do, Jeremy Ley (Illustrator)


Published: 1st March 2018
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RRP $14.99

Nelson's a nerd!
Unfit, uncool...totally awkward!

But when he wakes up on his tenth birthday, he discovers he's a NINJA!

How's he going to save the world when he can't even get his undies on the right way?!

With the help of Grandma's inventions and his wild cousin Kenny, can Nelson master his new ninja skills AND save Duck Creek?


Are there more books in the series?


We love Anh Do books and this one is a nice step up from the Weirdo books in terms of reader age. Great characters!


Fun read


Bought this for my 5 year old son who absolutely loved it. Great topic for a young kid - funny and enough action to keep him engaged. He has already asked if we can read it again!


Brilliant, Just Brilliant!


Anh Do can do no wrong in my eyes! I love both his WeirDo and Hot Dog! series, and his new series, Ninja Kid, is even more fun. Nelson Kane is a nerd. He lives on a junkyard with his Mum, Grandma Pat and cousin Kenny. His Mum works as a cleaner because the junkyard isn't doing that well and given the amount of food cousin Kenny can put away in his ultra skinny frame, he's probably eating for five. Nelson's Dad was a fisherman who sadly was lost at sea. Grandma Pat is one of the coolest grannies around. She's an inventor whose inventions work really well - sometimes. It's handy that this grannie lives in a junkyard because all of this random stuff, including the kitchen sink, is at her disposal when she's in invention mode, which seems to be all the time. As luck would have it today is the day Nelson finds out he's a ninja, likely the only one on the planet, and that's going to come with some responsibility. But, shh! Don't tell anyone because it's a secret right now! 🤫 Before this book is over you'll encounter a bully, plenty of bananas and more bug spray than you've likely ever seen. Jeremy Ley's illustrations are so, so brilliant! There are pictures on most pages and they're simply awesome! As usual Anh's writing has funny bits suitable for kids and adults, the family has interesting quirks, the story hooks you straight away and you finish the book wishing you had the next one beside you to start reading immediately.


From Nerd to Ninja!

5.0 3


Anh Do

Anh Do (born 2 June 1977) is a Vietnamese-born Australian author, actor and comedian. He has appeared on many Australian TV shows such as Thank God You're Here and Good News Week, and was runner-up on Dancing With The Stars in 2007. He studied a combined Business Law degree at the University of Technology, Sydney.

He is the brother of film director Khoa Do and has acted in several of Khoa's films, including Footy Legends, which he co-wrote and produced. In 2012, his TV show Anh Does Vietnam began airing.

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ISBN: 9781742993263
ISBN-10: 1742993265
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st March 2018
Publisher: Scholastic Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 14.1 x 19.7  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.23