I was given a free copy of this book to review.
Author: K. Meador
Illustrator: Ellie Loseby
You don’t see many stories about sloths. Probably because, well they are sloths and sloths don’t do much. This, however, is a story about just that.
Stacey Lynn is a girl who is playing on the beach when low and behold, she sees a sloth swimming in the water. Well, that alone should grab your attention to make you want to read more. If not, did I mention there is a genie and some flying and also, wishes? How cool is that!
We start the next Ronaldo adventure flying over the skies above the village of Beresford. Ronaldo is in his second year at the prestigious reindeer flying academy. He is still at the top of his class.
The theme throughout the Ronaldo series is about your ability to believe in yourself so it always reminds me of a popular song from years ago. I’ll sing a few lines. Be warned, I have a bad singing voice:
I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly away……
In fact, I just named the song the official Ronaldo the Flying Reindeer theme song.
In this book in the series, Ronaldo finds himself on another adventure. This time to find “The Phantom Carrot Snatcher” because someone has been stealing his carrots. Ronaldo and his very best friend, Rudi, (not the football player) are determined to find out who it is. Along the way, they find out about friendship and kindness. Will they find out who “The Phantom Carrot Snatcher” is? You’ll just have to buy the book and find out for yourself.
Let me leave you with this thought:
“Good friends make happy days brighter and problems lighter”.
I was a little tired when I picked up Jason’s book, Witch’s Mess, to review. I planned to just take a quick look through the book and read it later.
Well, I could not put this book down. It is amazing! The artwork alone will leave you breathless. In fact, although the story is great, your money would be well spent if there were no words at all, just the artwork to look at and I know you will want to look at the artwork over and over.
If you ever saw the TV show or play The Odd Couple, you’ll understand poor Broom’s frustration. I believe the story is one of true friendship and the importance of thinking of others feelings and concerns.
At the time of this review, the book can only be purchased on the author’s website. If I were you I would do that NOW!
First I want to start by giving Maxine Sylvester praise for the great illustrations in this book. You can tell she is a gifted artist. It left me wanting to see more of her illustrations.
The story idea is great; a town where only reindeer live. Yes, the same reindeer that can become one of Santa’s team if their skills are good enough because Santa only takes the best of the best, kind of like the Navy Seals of reindeer.
The story focuses on Ronaldo, a little reindeer that lives in the town and goes to the Reindeer Flying Academy. The real message of the story is: “IMAGINE! See it, feel it, believe it! You can do anything if you truly believe in yourself.”
So, if you’re looking for a fun chapter book with an interesting story and great illustrations, this is the book for you.
There are other Ronaldo books as well. See links below.