Read for: Advent Reads/Children's Book Challenge
Synopsis: "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. Anyone who reads this book is called upon to help carry out those top-secret missions with a bit of stealth and an open heart. The gorgeously illustrated picture book retells the legend of the North Pole Ninjas for new recruits. After reading the book, readers can print their own Ninja missions to carry out."
My Review: I picked this up on a whim for Munchkin from the Scholastic book order and it turned out the be one of the best purchases I have made in a while! We have recently been struggling with the "give me" and "I wants" thanks to the holiday season and commercials, so I have been looking for a way to incorporate random acts of kindness, but he hasn't shown any interest. Luckily, we have the North Pole Ninjas to the rescue, these secretive elves give kids secret missions of kindness to perform during the holiday season (and year round). With that fun element, Munchkin has been all about helping others. This kit comes with the book, a sensei elf doll, and a folder with an agreement for the kids to fill out and a bunch of missions to complete. The missions include things like: Take a bag of groceries to your local food bank, bring homemade goods to someone who needs a pick me up, hold the door for someone. They all seem relatively easy for young kids and families and gets the message across what the holidays are really about in a fun way for everyone. I highly recommend this one and get it early so kids have time to finish some missions!
My Rating: It is not often that you find the perfect book at the perfect time, but this was definitely one of those situations! This is a great book to bring the whole family together and help others. Munchkin is so excited to conduct some missions. We give it a rating of Four Paws and a Stump Wag!
Note: If you can't get the kit, you can download an ebook on Amazon and visit the North Pole Ninja Website to print your missions. They also have a hashtag to connect with other Ninja Helpers #northpoleninjas