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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Dojo Daytrip

by (author) Chris Tougas

Owlkids Books Inc.
Initial publish date
Mar 2016
Humorous Stories, Martial Arts, Farm Animals, Imagination & Play, Manners & Etiquette
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
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  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


The six little ninjas of Dojo Daycare are back and rowdier than ever during a field trip to the farm. From the moment the ninja boys and ninja girls step off their minibus, mayhem ensues.

Farm activities like feeding a pig, milking a cow and plowing a field dissolve into chaos as the master slips into the slop trough, is chased by a bull and then is dragged through the hay. YIKES! YEE-OW! It’s a barnyard disaster. Meanwhile, the mischievous ninjas run rampant, setting chicks free and splitting fences, until they remember to shape up and honor their creed: Always help someone in need.

Chris Tougas’s digitally rendered ninjas pop off the page once again in this laugh-out-loud story. Told in rhyming verse with a playful rhythm, accompanied by hilarious illustrations and big sound effects, Dojo Daytrip makes for a riotous read-aloud with a kindhearted message.


Praise for Dojo Daycare by Chris Tougas:
"[A] fast-paced rhyming tale... amusing."
The New York Times


About the author

Chris Tougas is a writer-illustrator who loves dogs, the great outdoors, writing fun stories and making art. He has studied art and animation in both Canada and the United States, and has worked in film animation at Disney and other studios. Chris now lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia. His previous works before Dojo Daycare and Dojo Daytrip include Mechanimals (Orca 2007) and ART SUPPLIES (Orca 2008).

Chris Tougas' profile page

Editorial Reviews

"This is a treat for fans of the first book and will be happily embraced by new readers."


"Every bit of Tougas's art is pleasantly textured...but mostly it was the laughs that kept me reading."


"The popular setting, likeable characters, and ample opportunities for audience participation make this a good choice for group or one-on-one reading."

School Library Journal

"A sound value taught in an engaging format amid many ninja kicks and chops."

Kirkus Reviews

"Riotous fun...highly recommended."

Canadian Review of Materials

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