‘Tis The Season For Kindness With The North Pole Ninjas

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Special thanks to Penguin Young Readers for sponsoring this very special post featuring a new holiday tradition.


We are starting a new tradition in our home to bring kindness back to Christmas with the North Pole Ninjas! The North Pole Ninjas, Mission Christmas, a new book by Tyler Knott Gregson and Sarah Linden is in Stores Now and recommended for ages 4 – 8. Emmy at age 6 (almost 7) absolutely loved this gift set. Her eyes showed so much excitement when I surprised her with this gorgeously illustrated picture book that retells the ancient legend the North Pole Ninjas use for new recruits.


As we read the book, we started talking about why kindness, listening to others, and spreading joy means to those around us.  We also discussed how it gives us a warm feeling in our own hearts when we are kind and do something nice for others.

The North Pole Ninjas gift set comes complete with a plush and huggable “sensei” to guide Ninjas on their journey. This is the perfect antidote to worrying about whether your child has been naughty or nice, and Emmy really enjoyed cuddling with hers as we read the story.

The story talks about how you may not know that Santa has a team of special elves selected for their ability to help carry out top-secret missions that are all about helping, giving, caring, and listening, but he does! Anyone who receives this box is called upon to help carry out those top-secret missions with a bit of stealth and an open heart.


Emmy and I sat down with the Christmas tree sparkling in the background and mugs of hot cocoa in front of us to do some planning for the 50 Ninja missions we were provided packed in a special envelope. Emmy even downloaded the North Pole Ninjas pledge card here!




We are going to have so much fun doing these and we can’t wait to share them with you in the coming weeks!

What is your favorite Christmas Memory?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


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