Schwartz, Corey Rosen and Rebecca J. Gomez. Hensel and Gretel Ninja Chicks. Illustrated by Dan Santat. Penguin Random House, 2016. $17.99. ISBN 978-0-399-17626-5. 33 pgs. 4-10 years of age. P9/Q8
This book is a fun spin on the classic Hansel and Gretel story. The children are little chicks, who have trained in the arts of ninja, I might add. The witch is a sly fox and he has kidnapped their papa. The author has cleverly and creatively made this classic fairy tale story fresh and entertaining for readers. It is written with a rhyming flow that is full of humor as well.
October 2016 review by Helyn Layton.