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(Book Review) Ronaldo: Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza, by Maxine Sylvester

Children’s fiction is a genre I turn to, esp. when I’m in a low mood, or unable to write a review. I discovered a series recently, and the author has just released the third book in it. So I thought it might be perfect choice to try and find my reading glasses again, metaphorically speaking!

Ronaldo, a two-snowflake cadet at the Reindeer Flying Academy is trying to save up for his best friend Rudi’s birthday gift. He finds he has saved just enough money for the perfect gift. But Rudi, who has been in slight mishap recently, has to be taken to the doctor because his hoof has swollen. And when Vixen, their hero, brings a surprise, the story takes a twist. Ronaldo is excited by the chance, but Rudi isn’t. What has happened? And what of Ronaldo’s new cake delivery job? What happens there?

I love the story. The series keeps progressing in simple steps, and the author’s simple language adds to a storyline that children would enjoy. The main target is entertaining the reader, but there are small morals slipped in here and there that children would do well to absorb. I love the illustrations too. The character of Ronaldo, with his helpful nature, continues to this book too, and it even has a small twist that I hadn’t expected.

There’s a hint of what lies ahead in the next book of the series, though it’s expected only in early 2018. I’m already looking forward to what Maxine brings with that book.

A Score Of 10 Out Of 10
Book Details
Title: Ronaldo: Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza Series: Ronaldo #3
Author(s): Maxine Sylvester Genre: Children’s Fiction
ISBN/ASIN: B075ZX3H9T Publisher: N/a

No payment was taken for this review. The views expressed here are mine, and they remain uninfluenced and unbiased.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ A Bookworm’s Musing
30th October 2017)



Poetry and writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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