September 2, 2017
Ronaldo: the Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester
Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher is Book 2 of the Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer Book Series written and illustrated by Maxine Sylvester.
Ronaldo, a two snowflake second year flying cadet from the Reindeer Flying Academy, is having a problem keeping carrots in his backpack. Someone, whom Ronaldo calls The Phantom Carrot Snatcher, is stealing them right under his nose.
More than his missing snacks, Ronaldo is also preoccupied with the upcoming Speed Test. He wants so much to break the speed record and bring home the Gold Snowflake medal. But shortly before the anticipated test, Ronaldo meets Ernie, a playful wolf cub who recently got separated from her pack. Ronaldo is torn between helping Ernie find her pack and breaking the speed record.
Just like the first book, this is another exciting and fun story for children and grown up alike. It features various themes including friendship, courage, determination and sacrifice. It shows what it takes to be a friend and to have a friend. As Great Aunt Ernestinkle says:
‘Good friends make happy days brighter and problems lighter.’
Moreover, this book sounds more relaxed and more spontaneous than the first book, but just as enjoyable. Ronaldo seems more matured and Rudi seems smarter and a better flyer. I love this book and I recommend it to readers of all ages.