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Children's Fiction Humorous Stories

Dojo Daytrip

by (author) Chris Tougas

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

    ISBN
    9781771472203
    Publish Date
    Mar 2016
    List Price
    $9.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781771471428
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $16.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2

Description

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

"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

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

Unshelved

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

Booklist

"Riotous fun...highly recommended."

Canadian Review of Materials

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

Kirkus Reviews

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