Are you social distancing? In the house for way to long with your kiddos? Are they are Lego Ninjago fan? Then try this book (or series) on.
Mystery of the Masks (Lego Ninjago) by Kate Howard is a book if you know who these characters are. This book starts in the “middle” of the characters story. Their characteristics and what these people (Lego) can do are already in place. This is #17 in the series of books. I did not realize this when I started. However, I actually was able to understand most of it, as it is a fairly “on its own story.” Of course, there were a few things I was not sure of, but I think kids would be fine. However, there is a twist ending that leads to an open ending. But if your kid is into Lego or Ninjago it could be a fun addition to their collection and help to get them to read. Grades 1st to low 3rd grade.
The art is what you expect. The Lego characters off doing Ninja things. Fighting bad guys and the whole “stiffness” of the computerized illustrations. Yet, there is nothing bad about it. They were actually fun and helped move the story along. They work to fill in a few blanks. They are colorful and very modern.
As a not-fan-but-know-a-little-about-this-series reader, I was not overly impressed. Yet, it was a good book to take a five-minute break with. I know it would not work with my nephews now, but about 10 years ago it would have rocked their worlds.