Character Assassination Carousel: 
How We Operate

Blogger friends of Ninja Mom will be part of an elite killing force, a group of wordsmiths whose wits and typing fingers are set to kill. Jason Bourne has nothing on us. Here's how we operate:

  • Each month a blogger will post a piece on his or her blog that blasts some kiddie lit to kingdom come. I'll set up a permanent link to that piece here on Ninja Mom Blog, right on this very page, confirming that the assassination was successful.
  • Look for each highly trained shredder of childhood pulp to tag the next blogger who will be armed  and ready to rip apart an unsuspecting tome. And that blogger tags another, who tags another, who tags another, until each kid's book that ever irked a parent has been targeted. 
Are you a blogger who wants in on the carousel? Email me at NicoleLeighShaw [at] gmail [dot] com. Tickets to ride are available through me. I'll be hosting a prearranged list of participating bloggers who will also be promoted here on Ninja Mom Blog so that we can avoid repeat assassinations and give each member of our elimination force a chance in the spotlight.

You're encouraged to write your own assassination story without waiting in line; email me and I'll verify the kill and add you to the Past Assassin's list. But you won't get promoted by the bloggers waiting in the tag team queue. You can copy the button below to add to your post, just please link back here to this page. If you want to add the Character Assassination Carousel button to your blog side bar, you can grab that from this page, below. 

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If you have a children's book title that you'd like to see eliminated, email me. If I don't write a post about why your suggested book is worthy of assassination, one of our other black ops bloggers might.

Past Targets and Assassins 

  • January 2011, "The Giving Tree," Ninja Mom
  • February 2011, "Love You Forever," Wait in the Van
  • March 2011, "The Runaway Bunny," Motherhood, WTF?  
  • April 2011, "Goodnight Moon," Beta Dad
  • May 2011, "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," Think.Stew
  • June 2011, "Beatrix Potter: The Complete Works," Naps Happen
  • August 2011, "Br'er Rabbit," As Vinny C's It
  • December 2011, "The Cat in the Hat," Chapter Four
  • December 2011, "Sleeping Beauty," Hitting the Crossbar
  • January 2012, "Corduroy," very VERY busy mom
  • January 2012, "Llama Llama Red Pajama," The Bearded Iris
  • February 2012, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," Cynicism 101
  • March 2012, "Oh, The Places You'll Go!," Mommy Shorts
  • April 2012, "Tootle," Jester Queen
  • April 2012, "Babar's Little Girl," Hollow Tree Ventures
  • May 2012, "Fox and Hen Together," Sisterhood of the Sensible Moms
  • May 2012, "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie," Naptime Writing
  • June 2012, "My Friend Rabbit," The Three Under
  • June 2012, "The Monster at the End of this Book," According to Mags
  • June 2012, "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," Just Keep Swimming
  • July 2012, "Five Little Monkeys," The Somewhat Sane Mom
  • August 2012, "There's a Nightmare in my Closet," I'm the Boss of Me
  • August 2012, "Max and Ruby," Middletini
  • August 2012, "The Rainbow Fish," Bad Parenting Moments
  • September 2012, "Junie B. Jones," Tall Curly Biscuit
  • September 2012, "Walter the Farting Dog," Underachiever's Guide to Being a Domestic Goddess
  • October 2012, "If You Give a Pig a Pancake," Mannahattamamma
  • October 2012, "My Little Pony, Pinkie Pie's Secret Place," Let Me Start By Saying
  • November 2012, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt," Snarkfest
  • November 2012, "The Berenstain Bears and Too Much TV," Toulouse and Tonic
  • December 2012, "Curious George Rides a Bike," Point Counter-Point Point Point
  • January 2013, "Barbie," Mommy, for Real
  • January 2013, "Curious George," What She Said
  • February 2013, "Rumplestiltskin," Frugalista Blog
  • February 2013, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly," You Know It Happens at Your House Too
  • March 2013, "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late," Wine and Glue
  • April 2013, "What Was I Scared Of?," Don't Chew on the Diner Table
  • May 2013, "The Little Engine that Could," When Crazy Meets Exhaustion
  • May 2013, "Once Upon a Potty," Mama, Schmama
  • June 2013, "Duck for President," From Meredith to Mommy
  • June 2013, "Bears on Wheels," The Sadder but Wiser Girl
  • July 2013, "Where's Waldo?," Lisa Newlin
  • July 2013, "The Napping House," 3 Rivers: 2 Kids
  • July 2013, "Frog and Toad," Incredulous Mom
  • August 2013, "George and Martha," Something Clever 2.0
  • August 2013, "I Just Forgot (Little Critter)," The Shitastrophy
  • September 2013, "The Pigeon Loves Things that Go," Urban Moo Cow
  • September 2013, "Arthur's Birthday," Binkies and Briefcases
  • September 2013, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," Mommy Needs a Martini
  • October 2013, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom," Woof Tweet Waah
  • October 2013, "Pete the Cat: Play Ball!," Sober Sara
  • October 2013, "Olivia . . . and the Missing Toy," Beyond the Crib
  • October 2013, "Clifford the Big Red Dog," A Hick in California
  • November 2013, "The Grouchy Ladybug," Crazy as Normal
  • November 2013, "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom," Say it "Rah-shay"
  • December 2013, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" Pile of Babies
  • January 2014, "Good Dog, Carl," Life of Kylie
  • February 2014, "Harold and the Purple Crayon," Miss Spartacus
  • February 2014, "Bert and the Missing MopMix-Up," My Real Life
  • March 2014, "The Story of Babar," Alice at Wonderland
  • March 2014, "Good Night, Gorilla," Keeper of the Fruit Loops
  • April 2014, "The Little Mermaid," The Nomad Mom Diary
  • April 2014, "Roses Are Pink, You're Feet Really Stink," You're My Favorite Today
  • May 2014, "Thomas the Tank Engine," Outmanned
  • June 2014, "Winnie the Pooh," CoolkidzCooltrips
  • June 2014, "Pinkalicious," Live, Laugh, and Learn
  • June 2014, "Peppa Pig," Herd Managment
  • June 2014, "The Boy Who Looked like Lincoln," It's Really 10 Months
  • July 2014, "The Wonder Pets" (TV), Housewife Plus
  • July 2014, "Yankee Doodle," The Social Butterfly Mom