November 30, 2015

Ninja Day Coming Soon!

NINJA DAY is coming! The authors of such Ninja favorites as Ninja Red Riding Hood and Ninja Bunny are putting on their best for this fun day. Arree Chung, Jennifer Gray Olson, Rubin Pingk, Corey Rosen-Schwartz, Todd Tarpley, and Chris Tougas are the instigators! For more about this day, visit NINJAS READ or follow on Twitter.

Visit our NIGHTTIME NINJA ACTIVITIES page for fun things to do on NINJA DAY! 

October 17, 2015

Ed Young Talks About Nighttime Ninja and Seven Blind Mice

Nighttime Ninja artist Ed Young reveals some of the book's secrets, at the National Book Festival 2012. He also explains how his Caldecott Honor book Seven Blind Mice came about.

September 30, 2015

Nighttime Ninja Halloween Pumpkin and Costume!

Nighttime Ninja goes trick-or-treating. Found on Pinterest.
Here's someone's creative rendition of Nighttime Ninja into a Halloween pumpkin. Carving a design is also not too difficult. Draw the design on the pumpkin with a pencil. Cut the top of the pumpkin out, scoop out the seeds and fiber (clean off the seeds and toast them for a delicious treat). Then, carefully cut out the design with a sharp knife. For master pumpkin-carving, see David LaRochelle's website for samples and a video of how he does complex designs (he's the author of Moo, one of Ninja's favorite books).

If you're already planning to go trick-or-treating as Nighttime Ninja yourself you can easily create your own ninja costume: black pants, black shirt, and a dark kerchief around your head or balaclava (but remember, though, to add something reflective or light-colored (like a wide sash) for safety if you're going to be crossing streets).