'North Pole Ninjas' Christmas book has message of giving

AP News
Posted: Jun 28, 2016 8:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A best-selling poet will help tell a Christmas story featuring the North Pole Ninjas. The message: Be kind.

Penguin Young Readers announced Tuesday that "North Pole Ninjas: Mission: Christmas!" will be published Oct. 18. The book will be co-written by popular poet Tyler Knott Gregson and Sarah Linden. It will be illustrated by Piper Thibodeau.

The book will feature missions such as sweeping the floors without complaint or paying someone a compliment. Linden said in a statement that she and her collaborators want the book to "sweetly challenge readers to help make people happy and their world a better place."