Dojo Surprise

Chris Tougas

The six little ninjas of Dojo Daycare and Dojo Daytrip are back for a third adventure—this time, planning a surprise birthday party for their master. Stealthy as ever, the ninja girls and ninja boys tiptoe around without a noise (or so they think) as they prepare for the celebration. Meanwhile, the master is spooked by the noises and shadows he senses around him. Is there a dragon over there? It’s a total dojo scare! Master must be more aware. He tells himself: If I use my ears and eyes, I won’t be taken by—

SURPRISE! Master gasps, then laughs and cries. He can’t believe his ninja eyes! Streamers, poppers, candles, cake—he’s delighted by the party and by the thoughtfulness of his little ninja charges. There’s even a gift: a dragon-in-the-box who pops out for one last scream.

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 Surprise makes for a riotous read-aloud with a kindhearted message.Chris Tougas
Regular price $16.95 CAD
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SKU: 200167n0nn1nWWW | ISBN: 9781771471435

"This book will delight little ninjas everywhere and will make for a dramatic and entertaining read-aloud." - School Library Journal

"Uproarious...will have broad appeal as a standalone or as part of the "dojo" set. Highly Recommended." - Canadian Review of Materials

"This fun, silly story will entertain and amuse adults and kids alike. It would make a great addition to library and classroom collections." - Resource Links

Canadian Children's Book Centre's Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred selection,

2018 Chocolate Lily Book Awards,

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Publication date

August 15, 2016

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Language Arts

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Interest age

From 3 to 7