The Legend of Ninja Cowboy Bear
Written by David Bruins
Illustrated by Hilary Leung
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.
Series » Ninja Cowboy Bear
Deadpan text and cartoon-style illustrations pack a playful punch in the Ninja Cowboy Bear books, which were inspired by the classic game of Rock Paper Scissors. Starring a tight-knit trio of friends who counter conflict with respect and sensitivity, these stories celebrate the differences that make everyone unique and friendships special.
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