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Ronin Cleans His Room Like a Ninja Kindle Edition
Ronin couldn't wait to grow up so people would stop telling him what to do.
His Uncle Max is cool, so Ronin was comfortable talking about ninja stuff with him. While Ronin's parents are away on vacation, Uncle Max shows him what it takes to become a ninja. Combining play with a lesson in discipline, the story and illustrations show kids a different way to think about cleaning their room.
"This is a fun book that promotes cognitive reframing. It's such an important material for kids' mindfulness, challenging the little ones to change their mindset about caring for their rooms." — Carola Schmidt, author of Tell Me a Story, Babushka
- ASIN : B09FKTCVZP
- Publisher : HRPR Blackberry Publishing (September 6, 2021)
- Publication date : September 6, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 11357 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 53 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,258,785 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Ronin doesn't like cleaning his room until Uncle Mac visits and teach him about discipline. Now Ronin cleans his room like a ninja, without his parents telling him to do so every time.
The pictures with the facial expressions showing Ronin's feelings are valuable to get children to talk about their feelings. The little ones who can't express their feelings can point to a face to show how they feel.
Ronin clean his room like a ninja is an excellent book for parents to teach little ones about values, manners, and discipline.
What's the solution to being bossed around?
Take responsibility for yourself! You don't get to be a ninja if you have to be bossed around.
With a bit of guidance from his cool uncle, Ronin finds a great way forward.
All round great little book - with an interactive kindle edition that kids will love.
Uh-oh! What a mess! Hundreds of toys spread throughout the room and my Dad on his way home from another long, frustrating day at work.
Suddenly, it was a shift from the free-reign of imagination to the discipline of having to follow the rules in a hurry. My solution? I would take two of my father’s barstools (the cool kind, with circular seats that swiveled) and drag them over to the toy box. Instant garbage truck! I would pick up my toys as if they were the neighborhood trash, placing them in the back of the garbage truck/toy box while I blasted some KISS, Zeppelin, and Rush.
This combination of free-reign imagination coupled with self-discipline is the core theme of Ronin Cleans His Room like a Ninja. The author, Chris Roy, definitely practices what he preaches: he is a boxing trainer (as well as an accomplished author and tattoo artist).
The setup is this: Ronin’s parents go away, leaving him to do his chores. Ronin, as most boys his age, is less than thrilled. On top of his displeasure about doing his chores, he hates to be TOLD to do them—or ANYTHING. And his parents tell him EVERYTHING: when to bathe, when to eat, when to clean his room…
So, like Max in Where the Wild Things Are, Ronin instead retreats into a fantasy world where he is in charge and living large… as a Ninja. As he is happily “Hiy-aaahing!” on his bed, chores ignored, we meet Uncle Max (who is maybe an homage to that “other” Max).
Uncle Max is the cool uncle… I had several of those (being Italian, some of my favorite uncles weren’t blood-relatives, but my father’s closest friends). Uncle Max, ala Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid, brings up the subject of Discipline. More importantly, self-discipline. After all, what is a stealthy, skilled, lethal killing machine of a Ninja without self-discipline?
Through the rest of the book, Max displays some impressive skills of his own, enticing Ronin to make a ninja-skill game out of cleaning his room. Just as important, Max helps Ronin to realize that the best way to keep people from telling you what you need to do is to do it before they ask.
I have made a life and career out of that maxim. Man, does it WORK.
If you have an active, stubborn, at times rebellious young boy (and ALL young boys should be exactly those things to a degree) then go out and get Ronin Cleans His Room Like a Ninja as soon as you can, whether you are a parent, a babysitter, a school teacher, coach, or one of the coolest uncles on the planet.
Top reviews from other countries
In this book Ronin is with his Uncle Max, whilst his parents are away.
His Uncle shows him how he can use his ninja skills to clean his room and start doing more things for himself.
This book is really different as it is interactive, and I have never come across that before. Each page is split into different panels like a comic book and when you double tap on one of the panels it turns that section full screen.
Me and my daughter had great fun with this, although it did make us laugh as we sometimes just tapped once, and it wouldn’t work properly. Once we got the hang of it though, it was really easy to work.
My daughter played a kind of game throughout trying to pull Ronin’s faces from the pictures. It’s the most fun we have ever had with a book.
This book does teach children about the importance of independence too and shows them a different way of looking at tidying up. I’m hoping my daughter takes this on board; well, I can hope.
My daughters thoughts: It was really fun, and I loved pulling faces, and tapping and swiping through the pages. We laughed a lot.
Overall, a fun children’s book which teaches children about independence and thinking of tidying in a new and more exciting way.
Ronin hates cleaning his room and definitely hates when his parents tell him to clean it! However thanks to cool Uncle Max looking after him while his parents are on vacation he finds out cleaning his room isn't so bad. Ronin loves learning about ninjas and talking to Uncle Max about them , so when Uncle Max shoes him what it takes to become one , they use the disciplines along with play to show a different way of thinking about having to clean your room.
I imagine a lot of parents will love this book, as everyone knows how hard it is to get a kid to tidy their room , so when combined with play it should help show it can be fun. The book is very well written, with fun illustrations it is a great book for young readers