Publisher: Simon & Schuster for Young Readers
Release Date: September 22, 2015
It's Christmas Even and all Yukio, the little ninja wants is an epic snowball fight. But when his friends are too worries about being good little ninjas to join in, Yukio decides to sabotage Santa. It turns out that Santa can be quite a formidable enemy though.
For those who are martial arts purists, you will be happy to note that this book does know the difference between a ninja and samurai and they are not the same thing, despite the confusing title. And in true Santa fashion, even a Samurai Santa can give one little ninja the desire of their heart. Cute and fun, this will appeal to the kids who want a bit more action in their Christmas picture books. The real gem of this story was the illustrations though. The color pallet was perfect and despite not being able to see the ninja's faces, Yukio was full of expression.