It was in 2017 that I discovered an interesting children’s fiction series written by Maxine Sylvester, thanks to one of my best friends. The genre is one that usually exudes joy and warmth, and this was no different. I’d been expecting the fourth book in the series since then.
The third book Rudi’s Birthday Extravaganza ends with Ronaldo and the reindeer cadets awaiting the workshop at the North Pole. The 4th book sees the cadets being taken to the North Pole by elves, and well, being put through the paces. Ronaldo is chosen as a team leader, but can he live up to the expectations of his idol Vixen (and himself)?
The illustrations are wonderful and it actually helps a lot to bring these short books to life. It takes a lot of time to sketch them so perfectly for sure. The story was fun, and I finished it in one sitting. I liked the character of Cupid, but could guess her weakness even before the storyline confirmed it, so was a bit disappointed. The ending to the training was still different from what I had expected so that’s a positive. And there was another thing that brought a smile (but I don’t think I can subtly tell it, and I don’t want to give a spoiler). I missed the bully reindeers from the earlier books, but the elf Jesper was a good and fun addition.
I love reading this series. This was another well written book and I’d reread it too. I hope more books come soon!
Book Title: The Vixen Pederson Workshop
Series: Ronaldo The Reindeer #4
Author: Maxine Sylvester
Genre: Children’s Fiction (Illustrated)