Little Kunoichi, The Ninja Girl

Book cover for Little Kunoichi The Ninja Girl by Sanae Ishida

Sanae Ishida


Sanae Ishida

Book Summary

Meet Little Kunoichi, a young ninja in training!

On a “super secret island” in a “super super secret village,” Little Kunoichi, is struggling at school. Inspired by tiny Chibi Samurai’s practice and skills, she works harder than ever and makes a friend. Together, they show the power of perseverance, hard work, and cooperation, and they wow the crowd at the Island Festival. Through beautiful watercolor illustrations, and a funny and endearing story, Little Kunoichi will capture the imagination of young ninjas-in-training.

The endnotes contain additional information about sumo wrestling, ninja training, and other aspects of Japanese language and culture.

Ninja, Friendship, Perseverance, Japanese culture, Gender norms, Asian

Age Range
Ages 4 to 8 (grades K-3)
Little Bigfoot
Book Category
Gender Norms