Review: Twisted Fairy Tales: The Ninjabread Man

Title: Twisted Fairy Tales: The Ninjabread Man
Author: Stewart Ross, Chris Jevons (illustrator)
Genre: Children’s
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Format: Ebook
Release Date: February 15, 2020
Rating: ★★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Long ago, in ancient Japan, two ninja warriors had everything they wanted in life, except for a child. So they decided to bake one! Out of the oven leaped a speedy, sneaky, and brave Ninjabread Man… who went on to cause absolute chaos! This hilarious tale will be sure to thrill readers aged 6+.


This story is a great twist on the tale of the Gingerbread Man.

In this story, a man and woman want a child of their own. They speak to a fox, who gives them a recipe to make a ninjabread man. However, they don’t use the right amount of ingredients, so he is a mischievous ninjabread man who keeps running away from them.

I loved the Japanese setting in this story. It added some diversity to the story. It also put a twist on the story, because one of the ingredients for the ninjabread man was wasabi. That was an important part that gave it a surprise ending.

The illustrations were very cute. The ninjabread man was adorable, but he had a sneaky look on his face. He was quite a troublemaker.

I really enjoyed this story!

Thank you Arcturus Publishing for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What to read next:

Twisted Fairy Tales: Little Rude Riding Hood by Jo Franklin

Twisted Fairy Tales: Snow White and the Seven Robots by Stewart Ross

Have you read Twisted Fairy Tales: The Ninjabread Man? What did you think of it?

Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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