Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester
Matador | January 26, 2019
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 to 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 Blitzen, head of The Reindeer Flying Academy, and mischievous brothers, Dasher, Comet, and Prancer also feature in this fun tale of bravery and friendship.
Ronaldo wants to win the Golden Snowflake so bad. All he has to do is be the fastest reindeer in his class at the Reindeer Flying Academy. He just has to be the fastest on his last two flying tests and the Golden Snowflake is all his! All is going well until he finds a young wolf named Ernie hiding in the bushes by his house. Ernie is lost and needs Ronaldo to help her find her family. Ronaldo is torn between winning the Golden Snowflake or being a good friend and helping Ernie. Which will he choose? You’ll have to read it to find out!
I was asked to review this book through my blog and I was a little nervous because I had never reviewed a children’s book before. Now that I have read the book and I’m writing this review, I have no idea what I was nervous about. The author did a brilliant job of making this book easy to read and to enjoy.
Most of the reindeer names should sound familiar given they are named after Santa’s reindeer except for Ronaldo and Ernie.
Ronaldo’s character was really nice and mostly innocent. He has a big heart and loves to help others and I think that’s my favorite thing about him.
Rudolph or Rudi is Ronaldo’s best friend and would do anything to help him.
Ernie is a very young wolf who is lost and can’t her way back to her pack without help. She is silly and trusts Ronaldo whole-heartedly.
This book teaches a great lesson on how to be a good friend when you’re in a bind between being selfish or helping a friend. I think this is a great book for children who are starting to read chapter books.