Review: Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy by Maxine Sylvester @flyingronaldo #GuestReview


Release date: December 16, 2015

Genre: Children’s


Ronaldo is the top flying cadet at the prestigious Reindeer Flying Academy. He dreams of getting his flying license, just like his hero, Vixen.

In this first exciting chapter in the ‘Ronaldo’ series, our hero is faced with his toughest flying test ever – The Endurance Challenge!

Can Ronaldo triumph over mean bully, Dasher, and win the ‘Golden Wings’ medal? Spurred on by Rudi, his quirky, loyal best friend and with a belly full of his favourite carrot pancakes, Ronaldo takes on the challenge of his life!


I have something a little bit different today as I normally don’t review children’s books on my blog, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t read them! For those of you that don’t know, I have three kiddos, Reagan is nine, Addison is six and Jackson is three. We read as a family every single night before bed and it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. When Maxine contacted me about a possible review of Ronaldo I figured I would have my kids help me with the actual review for something fun!

Reagan’s thoughts:

It was pretty funny and I laughed a lot, especially when the flying instructor farted in front of everyone! I was sad when the other reindeers were being mean to Ronaldo because she was really nice, but I like how happy he was by the end. It wasn’t boring at all and went by super quick, I would read more about Ronaldo.

Rating: 4/5


My favorite part was when that lady teacher reindeer farted. My worst part was when that mean reindeer was picking on Ronaldo. I loved the pictures, the reindeer were so cute and Cupid was a pretty girl reindeer.

Rating: 5/5

I’m sensing a theme with farts being funny, but I can’t lie I laughed too 😂 This was an adorable read, we read it over Thanksgiving weekend and it was perfect to get us into a holiday mood even though technically it’s not a Christmas book. It does have a few Santa references though and it was cute that the reindeer had classic reindeer names. There were some solid lessons that weren’t too in your face, just nice messages to take away. Super fun and I would definitely recommend it to the five to ten year old crowd, boys and girls alike will love it! < strong>Overall rating: 5/5 (Addie and I both rated five so majority rules here!)

Thanks to the author for my review copy.

15 thoughts on “Review: Ronaldo: The Reindeer Flying Academy by Maxine Sylvester @flyingronaldo #GuestReview

  1. Maxine Sylvesyter says:

    Thank you, Amy, Reagan, Addie and Jackson (for listening)
    I really do appreciate you taking the time out to read and review my work, I know how time-consuming it can be.
    I am delighted that the ‘kiddos’ enjoyed it and that you would “definitely recommend it to the five to ten-year-old crowd”
    And finally, I am so sorry, I cannot believe I did not leave a Thank you when the review was first published.



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