I find children’s fiction to be a genre that I turn to when in need of comfort reads. It brings that sense of innocence, the joy of childhood back. One of my best friends read this book recently and I found it on Kindle Unlimited when I checked. I borrowed it immediately and started reading.
This is the story of Ronaldo, who is a two-snowflake cadet at The Reindeer Flying Academy. He is one of the top cadets there, and dreams of getting his flying license soon. He reads a magazine about the top flying reindeers, and his hero is Vixen, who is one of those reindeers. At the Academy, having already excelled at take-off and landing training, the cadets take on The Endurance Challenge. Ronaldo knows that Vixen holds the current record for the challenge. Can he take that challenge on?
The language is simple and very easy to follow, something that a children’s fiction needs. It’s a book I feel children will love, and love reading out loud too. The story is a fun read, but also has some lessons that children can absorb, like standing up to bullies or believing in their goals. The illustrations that accompany the story are wonderful too, and bring a smile instantly. In particular, I loved the first illustration where Ronaldo is reading The Weekly Flyer. The character names are nice too, and remind of old stories we’d have read in childhood.
Childhood is when the imagination is at its best, perhaps. And stories like this only help to develop it further. It was a treat to read, and I hope the next book in the series is just as fun too. I wait eagerly to read that.
|Title: Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy||Series: Ronaldo #1|
|Author(s): Maxine Sylvester||Genre: Children’s Fiction|
|ISBN/ASIN: B019H2M2TI||Publisher: N/a|
(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
26th August 2017)