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Book Review Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester

Posted by mcm0704 on October 8, 2017 |

Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher
Maxine Sylvester
File Size: 5993 KB
Publication Date: November 17, 2016
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Language: English
ASIN: B01N64ZOFF

BOOK BLURB – Ronaldo is the top flying cadet at the prestigious Reindeer Flying Academy. He dreams of getting his flying license and becoming one of Santa’s reindeer, just like his hero, Vixen.

In the first adventure in the Ronaldo series, the second year flying cadets face their toughest ever flying test – The Endurance Challenge. Will Ronaldo be victorious and lift the silver cup? Or will mean brothers Dasher, Comet and Prancer ruin his chance for success?

In this second book of the series, Ronaldo and Rudi discover friends come in all shapes and sizes as they embark on a superhero mission to help a lost wolf cub called Ernie find her pack.

And, yes, there are missing carrots involved.

REVIEW – The story starts with the mystery of what is happening to the carrots that Ronaldo knows he put in his backpack, but now they are gone. When he and his freind, Rudi, as in Rudolph, find the culprit, they also find a new and unusual friend.

Ernie is a wolf, and everyone knows wolves and reindeer are bitter enemies, as the former likes to eat the latter. But Ernie is just a pup, and a playful one at that, willing to don the spotted pajamas and pretend to be a Dalmatian so as not to be discovered by the Wolf Patrol.

This is a fun book with lots of humor and wonderful illustrations, done by the author. In fact, the illustrations are what first attracted me to the book and had me agree to write a review. I’m a sucker for a pretty picture, and the ones in the book are quite pretty and charming.

The story has an important message for children – what is more important friendship or winning. Children can learn this lesson in many other ways, but couched in this delightful story, the lesson goes down ever so smoothly. I recommend this book for children of all ages.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR – Maxine Sylvester was born in London, England. She grew up with a passion for Winnie the Pooh and Paddington Bear. She also loved anything Disney and enjoyed drawing the characters.

Maxine’s love of ‘fun’ art grew and she had the privilege of being mentored by cartoonist and caricaturist, Steve Chadburn. She completed further studies in children’s book illustration with talented artist and illustrator, Jan Nesbitt.
Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza, the third in the Ronaldo series, was released 29th Sept 2017. She is now working on a colour version of The Reindeer Flying Academy in time for Christmas.

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