Ashley Waring

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Ed Young on Nighttime Ninja

From the November/December 2012 issue of The Horn Book Magazine:Reviewer Ashley Waring asks Ed Young, illustrator of Nighttime Ninja, about the inspiration for his mixed-media artwork. Read the full review of Nighttime Ninja here.Ashley Waring: When preparing your collages, do you start with an idea for a scene and find...

Review of Nighttime Ninja

Nighttime Ninjaby Barbara DaCosta; 
illus. by Ed YoungPreschool    Little, Brown    32 pp.9/12    978-0-316-20384-5    $16.99Silently, in the dark of night, a ninja creeps through a house. While the family sleeps, he stealthily embarks on his mission. “Hand over hand, the ninja climbed and clambered. Step by step, he balanced and leapt.”...

Reading on the Spectrum

Life with my two young sons is a study in contrasts. Alden (almost five) is high-strung; Griffin (my two-year-old) is mellow. Alden couldn’t care less about food; Griffin lives to eat. Alden keeps to himself; Griffin never stops talking. Alden has autism; Griffin does not.That last contrast is a biggie,...

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