Book Review: Nina The Neighborhood Ninja

I received a copy of Nina the Neighborhood Ninja for review earlier this year. Children’s books are my fave as they are the most colorful with equally interesting stories, and are easy to read, too!

Nina the Neighborhood Ninja in a nutshell

The books is penned by Sonia Panigrahy who is a public health professional, world traveler, adventure seeker, and a fitness enthusiasts. The lovely illustration, on the other hand, was done by Hazel Quintanilla Campos, born in El Salvador and an international award-winning artist and graphic designer. It is an ideal read for children aged 4 to 7.

This is the synopsis of the book:

Calling all girls to find their inner superhero!

Nina the Neighborhood Ninja is a creative and take-charge kind of little girl who is smart, strong and speedy. Fiona the Firefly is her loyal and trusty sidekick. 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. 

Through teamwork and bravery, Nina and Fiona spend a typical day boldly rescuing animals in trouble: a baby bird fallen from its nest, a cat left out in the rain, and ‹ just when Nina thinks her work is done ~ she’s called to action again!

Mum’s Two Cents

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Our #ScholasticWarehouseSale Book Haul

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Going to the Scholastic Warehouse Sale is always a joy for this bibliophile mum! You can read about my previous book haul here. Last December {yes, this is another one of those long-overdue posts!},  I am glad I managed to drop by their Pasig Warehouse just in the nick of time. We went a few days before the sale is over and as expected there were many book lovers on a mission to bring home as many books as they can. I was also determined to try their Book Buffet Box All You Can, where you can fit as many books as you can in a box and pay only Php799!

It was a hot Saturday afternoon and the warehouse was already teeming with people browsing through piles of books looking for something interesting. I decided against availing the Book Buffet, though, as I did not see any How To Train Your Dragon books, which I am planning to complete for my little bookworm who was so much into Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his gang at the time! And I just remembered, I was also waiting for a bulk of pre-loved books I ordered online! :D

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Since I already reached my personal quota for books that month, I fought all the urge to hoard and let the little one decide on which books to get, instead.

After a while, my little book reader handed these titles to me:

  • Star Wars Folded Flyers
  • Cars 2 Book of the Film
  • A Fairly Odd Halloween {A Spooky Pop-up Book}
  • If You’re A Monster And You Know It {hardbound}
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Last Straw {I had to choose this last one since Jared’s original choice cannot be sold separately as it was part of a box set}

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2017 Reading Challenge: Book 1 ~ Uma Krishnaswami’s Si Tito Libra At Ako

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There is no way I can give up the passion, though, even with time constraints, so every year I set out to read as many books as I can and challenge myself to stick to the goal. Often, I fail on the reading splurge but what’s good is I can always try {and so can you! ;)}. This year, I have no grand plans about reading as many books, though. In fact, I am making it more achievable by aiming to read only 50 books this 2017! If you will do the Math, that’s equivalent to reading 1 book per week.

For my very first read this year, I chose this children’s book which my brother, Ken, bought as gifts for his godchildren for Christmas. One child was not able to get his gift and it left us with the opportunity to open and peruse the book. One page and I am hooked! I read this in one sitting since the book is comprised of only 110 pages!

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