When Ethan’s grandma suggests they take a zip line to school, Ethan realizes that his grandma is a little different. In fact, she’s a ninja! Ethan is soon the hit of the school when his grandma drops from the ceiling at show-and-tell, and teaches the kids karate moves and how to do backflips in slow motion. But when his grandma deflates his team’s soccer ball, everyone is upset—including Ethan. Why can’t he just have a regular grandma? But when Ethan tries out his new karate movesduring the championship game . . . he’s happy that his grandma isn’t ordinary.
Todd Tarpley is a former ninja who still enjoys covering himself in mud and leaves. He is the author of several picture books, including Ten Tiny Toes illustrated by Marc Brown. He lives with his relatively normal family in New York City. You can visit him attoddtarpley.com.
Danny Chatzikonstantinou was born in 1973. He illustrates children’s books and sometimes writes the words too. He learned his craft by drawing on napkins. Later, he moved to sketch pads and notebooks. Now he has a full set of sharpened pencils and tons of