Ronaldo The Flying Reindeer

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BY Julia Thum | 0 Comment(s)

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!

My Thoughts

This is the first book in a charming series that would make a great December read without being too Christmassy too early. A perfect build up to the big day.

My first thought on picking this up was great chapter headings - they helped set my expectations and I was not disappointed. The character names are fun too and the caricature style illustrations are absolutely superb.

Ronaldo The Reindeer Flying Academy is a simple tale with some laugh out loud scenes as well as important messages that are not too in your face. The story will appeal to children who’ve just started to read on their own, and would be fun for adults to read with them.

The farting teacher was popular with the kids I read this to and they were all saddened by the bullying which led to interesting, important conversations. We all loved the carrot pancakes, carrot cupcakes et al and it looks like there will now have to be carrot cake with the mince pie and sherry on our fireplace this Christmas!

I read this book on my Kindle so can’t vouch for production quality of the hard copy which is particularly important in books for this age group and stories, particularly as I imagine Ronaldo will be taken out and re read year after year.

Thank you so much Maxine Sylvester for sending me this delightful book to review. I wish you the very best of luck with it and have no doubt it will fly off the shelves.

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