Review: Ronaldo The Flying Reindeer by Maxine Sylvester

Who doesn’t love a good reindeer story around Christmas? When I was a kid, I loved anything reindeer – I must have made my mother watch Prancer about a million times. My favorite was “Victor” (Vixen). I have to say, though, I think I have a new favorite reindeer: Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer.

Maxine Sylvester was kind enough to send me the first two books of her Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer series: Ronaldo: The Flying Reindeer Academy, and Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher. Oh my goodness, guys, you need to pick up these books right now!

In The Flying Reindeer Academy, Ronaldo is a reindeer cadet, trying to become one of Santa’s elite fliers. When the Flying Academy issues an endurance challenge, Ronaldo draws on his grandfather’s wisdom (and pretty cool hat!) to help him get through.

In The Phantom Carrot Snatcher, Ronaldo meets a wolf pup named Ernie who’s lost her family. He’s got a choice to make – does he help Ernie, or does he try to win the speed record? After all, wolves eat reindeer!

I loved Ronaldo, and his best friend Rudi. I loved the carrot pancakes. I loved grandpa’s hat. I loved Vixen. I loved Ernie. I even loved Wing Commander Blitsen. Both Ronaldo books had me smiling the entire way through.

The Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer series is on Kindle Unlimited, or a couple of bucks each. Right now, Book 2 is on sale for $1, so pick it up now! And check out Ronaldo’s website for even more fun. If you have kids, they’ll love Ronaldo…and you will too. A perfect Christmas read!

Series: Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer #1/#2    Kindle Edition: 109/216 pages

Published: December 2015/November 2016 (self-published)    Source: Author Provided

Book 1 on Amazon ($3)     Book 2 on Amazon ($1)

Ronaldo: The Flying Reindeer Academy on Goodreads

Ronaldo is the top flying cadet at the prestigious Reindeer Flying Academy. He dreams of getting his flying license, just like his hero, Vixen.

In this first exciting chapter in the ‘Ronaldo’ series, our hero is faced with his toughest flying test ever – The Endurance Challenge!

Can Ronaldo triumph over mean bully, Dasher, and win the ‘Golden Wings’ medal? Spurred on by Rudi, his quirky, loyal best friend and with a belly full of his favourite carrot pancakes, Ronaldo takes on the challenge of his life!

Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher on Goodreads

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.

Rudi comes up with a plan to find the pack and deliver a message during a speed test at flying school. But Ronaldo isn’t totally on board with the idea. He desperately wants to break the speed record and the plan means jeopardizing his chance of becoming champion.

Will Ronaldo go for glory… or will he discover the true meaning of friendship and sacrifice the race for Ernie?

Bumbling Wing Commander Blitsen, head of The Reindeer Flying Academy, and mischievous brothers, Dasher, Comet and Prancer also feature in this fun tale of bravery and friendship.

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