The Legend Of Ninja Cowboy Bear by David BruinsThe Legend Of Ninja Cowboy Bear by David Bruins

The Legend Of Ninja Cowboy Bear

byDavid BruinsIllustratorHilary Leung

Picture Books | September 1, 2009

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The ninja, the cowboy and the bear do everything together --- they paint pictures, compare cloud shapes in the sky, fly kites and much more. Though each friend is very different from one another, they enjoy each other's company. Until one day when they begin quarreling and compete to see which one is the best. The bear can pile up rocks the highest. The cowboy can collect the most raspberries. The ninja can catch the most rabbits. When each contest leads to more resentment, it seems the friends will never stop disagreeing. Only when they learn to be considerate of their differences do they finally realize how much they appreciate each other.

The cute, yet stylized artwork combined with a fun story about friendship and celebrating differences make this legend an unforgettable one.

This playfully illustrated picture book also includes instructions for the Ninja-Cowboy-Bear game, which is similar to Rock Paper Scissors except that kids use their whole body.
David Bruins lives in Dundas, Ontario, and spends most of his days as a computer programmer. However, he'd much rather spend his time riding his bicycle, playing guitar or telling stories to anyone who will listen.Hilary Leung is a graphic artist in Burlington, Ontario, and a graduate of the illustration program at Sheridan College. Hi...
Title:The Legend Of Ninja Cowboy BearFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:32 pages, 7.88 × 7.88 × 0.38 inPublished:September 1, 2009Publisher:Kids Can PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1554534860

ISBN - 13:9781554534869

Appropriate for ages: 4


Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Sometimes even good friends have their differences" This book is downright wonderful. I've pretty much had an obsession with it since I first read it. It's completely original, for there's nothing else I've seen even remotely like it. The illustrations and images are fantastic. The characters - Ninja, Cowboy and Bear - are soo lovable and unique (which pretty much makes the book). And, of course, the moral is undeniable. Something every child needs to learn. The clever wit in the book (both in words and pictures) makes it a joy (and also makes me laugh every time I crack it open). The game is a totally uniqe thing to have in a book, and is so great. You can really see the love put into this book. I don't think I can say enough good things about it!!
Date published: 2009-06-23

Editorial Reviews

In all it's a wonderfully integrated package about friendship, competition and the celebration of difference.-Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review