Goodreads: Ronald: The Reindeer Flying Academy
Author: Maxine Sylvester
Published: 16th December 2015
Source: Copy from Author
Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)
Official Summary: “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!” – Goodreads
(Disclaimer: I got sent a copy of the book from the Author. This does not affect my review in anyway.)
Review: This is an 82 page children’s book, a great story and great pictures to go with. I found it highly amusing and was laughing away in parts. I know I know it’s a children’s book. That being said, a great children’s book can also be an adult’s book.
The story had a great many little lines to help children; Eat your carrots, will help your eye sight. Brush your teeth it will make you a strong reindeer. Eat your breakfast, will make you strong. The main lesson it was trying to get across within the story was; Imagine – see it, feel it, believe it. Which is a great thing to teach children.
Love ‘The Stare Off’ – You go mommy reindeer. Also the bath full of wee part, I laughed way too much at that. I may have lost a marble. (Gone a little mad, if you didn’t get that reference)
Would I recommend it? Yes. Really great children’s book.