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Ninja! Attack of the Clan

(Ninja! #2)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  325 ratings  ·  63 reviews
A ninja must be ready for anything! Maxwell is a strong, courageous, silent ninja, but he also wants somebody to play with. Mama, Papa, and little sister Cassy are all too busy, leaving Maxwell disappointed and alone.

When Maxwell gets called to dinner, he finds an empty dining room. Could his ninja clan be up to something? This sequel to Ninja! is both action-packed and he
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Henry Holt and Company
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Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Young Would-Be Ninjas / Anyone Who Enjoyed 'Ninja!'
Young would-be ninja Maxwell, whose imaginative play was chronicled in author/artist Aree Chung's debut, Ninja! , returns in this second picture-book. Disappointed when his mother, younger sister Cassy, and father all refuse to play ninja with him, Maxwell is quite dejected. Little does he know that his ninja clan is planning a surprise attack at dinner...

Like its predecessor, Ninja! Attack of the Clan offers an entertaining story about a young boy's imaginative play, although in this sequel,
Nancy Kotkin
Maxwell's mother, father, and little sister are all too busy to play with him. But when they see how disappointed and lonely he is, they arrange a family-style ninja attack. Sequential style art is high quality. But I'm not wild about the child-like drawings on the endpapers, which could encourage children to draw on books, including ones owned by the library. ...more
Juliana Lee
Maxwell can't get anyone to play with him. But when mom and dad see how disappointed he is, they surprise him with a secret ninja dinner attack! Hi-Ya! Maxwell defeats both mom and dad easily, but little sister, Cassy, is elusive. Suddenly the small and powerful ninja attacks in a very unorthodox way. Maxwell knows when he's been licked, literally! ...more
Jillian Heise
Our favorite Ninja is back again in Attack of the Clan. Who is the clan? You'll have to read to find out.
My students and I loved Arree Chung's first book, Ninja, and I was happy to see there would be another story. This time, our Ninja is just trying to get someone in his house to interact with him, but everyone is busy with other things. Cute story, love how all the ninjaness is intertwined, and the little kids I read it with were left laughing and practicing their own ninja moves.

Would be a
The Library Lady
Oct 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: people who want their kids to draw in their books.
I wasn't crazy about this to begin with, and then I saw that the inside cover "art" looks like a child's drawings. In other words, it looks as if it's just fine to take your crayons and scribble on the inside of a book, even if it's a library book. Which qualified this book for a 1 star penalty. ...more
May 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Not as unenjoyable as the first one but still worth a read since it’s rare that you see the whole family getting in on the fun.
Netaniel Dempster
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is different because I never read it. He write it like a comic book. Comic books are different because he tells the story with sentences and pictures!
Maxwell was trying to ask his family to play with him but his mom said sorry Maxwell, I'm working and his sissy said, sorry I'm working. Then he asked his dad, will you play hide and seek and his dad said ok and then Maxwell was hiding but his dad didn't look for him. Then what happened was Maxwell said to his dad, forget it and then when
Margaret Boling
1/3/2019 ~ I discovered this series when I read a 2018 release by Chung and saw this book mentioned on the flyleaf. Oh the paths we take to discover new-to-us authors!

I loved the imaginative play. I loved the inclusion of Asian (Japanese?) elements (dragons in the background). I liked this book even more than the first book in the series, because of the role of the parents. Both were too busy and Maxwell was feeling a bit down. They realized and figured out a way to become part of Maxwell's imag
Ro Menendez
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Maxwell is a little boy who wants to be a ninja. He reads a ninja manual and tries to find the ninja way in his home setting. It's not easy to train to become a ninja when your family is preoccupied and no one wants to play...I mean train. Resigned to being ignored Maxwell practices the more solitary exercises of a ninja, but is surprised by the Ninja Clan! Hi-Ya! Reminiscent of Blackout! by John Rocco with a Ninja twist, fans of ninjas and family time everywhere will delight in this ninja story ...more
When young Maxwell is disappointed that he can't find anyone to participate in ninja activities with him, he recognizes that "a ninja must practice the art of meditation and find inner peace." Recognizing that they've been ignoring him, his entire "ninja clan" - mom, dad, and little sister Cassy - launch a surprise ninja attack on Maxwell at dinner time. Cute and fun sequel to "Ninja!", with a cartoon-like presentation. ...more
Cheeky Readers
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ninja! Attack of the Clan by Arree Chung is a clever way to introduce your kids to the vast world of comic books and graphic novels. The format and layout follows left-to-right and top-to-bottom storyboard, using speech bubbles and exclamatory texts. What I love about this type of book is how the illustrations express the emotions of the characters without any words at all. Ninja and comics in one, this book spells out f-u-n!
Viviane Elbee
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Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book for a Family Storytime. The little boy loves to be a ninja and just wants to have some ninja fun. So mom, dad, and baby sister give him a ninja surprise attack. It's a great book showing love for one's family and having fun together. ...more
A boy looking for a family member to play with him, but they all don't have the time...yet. This was a delightfully illustrated ninja story that combines comic book layout with picture book layout. I loved the action, the drama, and the emotions so greatly conveyed in the art. ...more
Kenson and kirra
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like books about ninja's. we read another ninja book recently too (about a ninja that goes to school) my mom didn't like to read this one. she says its more of the graphic novel catagory. she doesn't like to read those out loud, but i like looking at the pictures. ...more
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a fun book. A little boy, a ninja, is trying to engage his family to participate in his ninja-ness. They are all too busy to play. But much to the boy's surprise, they surprise him and become ninjas themselves. ...more
Maxwell, a Ninja looking for a worthy opponent can't seem to find one because everyone is to busy to play. Feeling somewhat sad, he decides to practice the art of meditation. When he is called to dinner, that's when all of his ninja skills are put to the test. ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: yarc2019
Maxwell wants to play, but everyone is busy. His family notices how sad he is, though, and surprises him with a "ninja attack" before supper.

The "attacks" are really fun, and the book ends with such good family feelings.
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
my kids love the ninja books. They can't wait to read Ninja Claus! ...more
Donna Mork
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A boy tries all day to get his family to play with him. That night they surprise him at dinner time with a ninja attack. He captures the whole family except the littlest one, who licks him.
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nathan-read
Nathan really enjoyed this cute little story about a boy Ninja and his family.
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love this. I love it. A great ninja book. A great family book. Totally funny. Buy it. Now. GO! DO IT!
Maxwell Rae
Nov 14, 2018 rated it liked it
A Ninja named Maxwell, cool!
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Action-packed, funny, and even sweet--I liked this family ninja adventure.
Stephanie  Weatherly
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute story.
Charlene Avery
Oct 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fun read kids will enjoy! I enjoyed reading it more than once. If you enjoy this also check out Tim McCanna's Jack B. Ninja! ...more
Villain E
Jan 24, 2021 rated it liked it
Kind of cute. Comics-style panels and word bubbles. A boy wants to play ninja but the rest of his family are busy. But then they find time to play with him.
Solange Guillen
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens, read2019
Delightful and equally cute.

“A ninja must practice the art of meditation and inner peace.”

“I love mi ninja clan.”
Jennifer Strong
Mar 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, children-s
Comic book format. The text bubbles were painfully cliche. It honestly didn't need any words at all. ...more
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Arree Chung makes picture books but he didn’t always do so. Once he made spreadsheets all day long and he decided that he wanted to make pictures instead. Arree learned how to draw, paint and think a little bit differently at Art Center College of Design.

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