Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher

Maxine Sylvester

“I’ve got some carrots instead,” Ronaldo said. He unzipped his backpack and rummaged around with his hoof. “What? They’re gone!” He cried. “I don’t believe it!”

“The Phantom Carrot Snatcher strikes again!” Said Rudi dramatically.

Screen Shot 2019-05-27 at 10.33.39 PM.pngThis is an adorable children’s book! I wish I could have gotten a copy around the holidays to really be in the spirit. If you are looking for a fun reindeer adventure, look no further than Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher.

Ronaldo is a flying cadet at the Reindeer Flying Academy. There are oodles of references to flight control one would hear when working around airplanes that made me smile. The leadership at Flying Academy are Santa’s famous reindeer. They have various ranks that are similar to military positions, again very cute.

Ronaldo is speedy, and this causes some problems between him and other reindeer. His best friend Rudi isn’t the fastest but tries his best. After a day of speed trails, Ronaldo and Rudi are ready to relax with carrots. Ronaldo reaches in his bag and realizes someone must have taken his carrots. It is then we learn there is a carrot thief among the reindeer.

While walking home Ronaldo is surprised by a wolf cub named Ernie. Ronaldo befriends her, even though wolfs and reindeer don’t get along, and promise to sneak her food and help her find her pack.

Of course, there is a happy ending. The journey is full of giggles and slight suspense. Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher is perfect for younger readers!

Ronaldo: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher the second book in a series of books focused on Ronaldo.


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