Ninjas do not have to go to school. They use stealth. They do not sleep but mediate, look at their sword and think about being a ninja. And in Rabbit Ninja Jared T. Williams tells you this and more. But he also tells us, via his Ninja Wanting To Be Rabbit, that even though being a small rabbit can be dull when you have to brush your teeth or hurry so you are not late for school, sometimes being a little rabbit is pretty cool, too.
Williams has also created some lovely and fun illustrations to go along with his interesting story. He peppers facts throughout the story about ninjas as well as more inclusive few pages at the end. Fans of martial arts and ninjas will get a kick out this new picture book.
The subject is for a slightly older child and as well as the length lends itself to the slightly older reader. The picture book format allows for a younger sit-down and read along. It might not work for a group story time but will work one-on-one reading time.
This is the first book Williams has both written and illustrated. I am not familiar with the other works he has illustrated, but looking around, this does not seem to fit in with his usual style. This has a, while there is a realism to it, there is also a fantastical element to it as well. It is a cozy book that will be a nice quiet time read for your own ninja.