Tiny Tot Review: The Boy Who Cried Ninja by Alex Latimer

Tiny Tot Reviews

Tiny Tot Reviews is a way for me to showcase some of the many children’s books that I read during my down time at the bookstore.

TheboywhocriedninjaSource: Bookstore Inventory
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Series: –
Edition: Paperback, 32 Pages
Genre: Children’s Picture Book
Purchase: AmazonBarnes & Noble / Book Depository*
*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases

Tim witnesses some strange happenings around his house, but no one believes his explanations. In fact, no matter what Tim says, his parents just punish him with chores. To save himself, he hatches a clever plan to expose the truth. Will it work, or will Tim have to spend the rest of his life raking the yard? Bubbling with wit and humor from start to finish, author-illustrator Alex Latimer’s debut picture book will have readers of all ages laughing out loud.

The Boy Who Cried Ninja is a funny little book about the consequences of lying, owning up to the truth, as well as taking the blame for others.

Tim tells his parents the truth when they asks questions like “Did you do your homework?” and “Who took the last piece of cake?”, unfortunately the truth is a bit out there and they don’t believe him. I love all of the stories he told his parents, and I loved the ending as well.


The illustrations have nice pastel and soft tones, and are drawn in a  super simple but super cute way.

This is definitely one that earn a few giggles from me, so I think it’ll be a hit with the kids. Though it might be a bit confusing if you’re using this to teach them not to lie, as it doesn’t follow the typical cautionary tale type direction.

4 stars

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