Friday, January 6, 2017

Nina the Neighborhood Ninja by Sonia Panigrahy (Author), Hazel Quintanilla (Illustrations)

Nina's a girl who takes charge. She uses her brain and her muscles to complete rescue missions. She doesn't mind getting dirty and climbing trees. It's all part of the life of the everyday girl superhero. Young readers are encouraged to recognize that the traits of being smart, strong, and speedy exist within themselves. Young girls will find this book to be a positive affirmation that they too can be superheroes.


About The Author

Author Sonia Panigrahy created "Nina the Neighborhood Ninja" out of a lifelong love of reading. Sonia was surprised that she could not find books for girls that realistically identified females as intelligent, tough, brave, and adventurous.

After unsuccessful attempts to find a young girl superhero protagonist on the pages of a book, especially one of color, she gave up. Then she created her own. Read more at

My Review

Delightful and made us smile, and we quickly had to read the story to see the pictures, and find out how things came out. Then we read it again a lot slower to enjoy and talk about what happened.
The story is beautifully illustrated with bright colors, and full of messages for young girls. Nina and Fiona go out of their way to help others, even when the weather got difficult, they show creative ways of using what they have to help.
A soft sturdy paper back book that is fine for the hands of little ones, and for you as you read it to them, ours has been read a lot. A new favorite here.
I received this book through The Cadence Group, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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