Book Review: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester

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With the holiday season coming up, this is a definite read for children who need a touch of hope and humor. Loosely based on the concepts of reindeer who fly through the sky, with a famous one named Rudolph, this beautiful picture book takes off dashing from there… the lead reindeer character, Ronaldo, is named for a famous soccer player — you can imagine the great amount of other antics incorporated in the rest of the book. The background story that Maxine Sylvester has created is pure imagination woven tightly with a reality we all know.

In this second book in the series, the reindeer crew, in school to learn how to properly fly, meet a young wolf who needs help finding her pack. She’s feisty and protective, loyal and adorable. The book makes you feel part of the story, including the wonderful drawings done by the author herself. Add in a contest, a scary forest and a kooky instructor, there are bunches of warm moments and great arcs to tantalize kids with as you read to them. I highly recommend this series.


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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon. I write A LOT. I read A LOT. And now I blog A LOT. First the book review goes on Goodreads, and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at, where you’ll find the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge – words and humor. You can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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9 thoughts on “Book Review: The Phantom Carrot Snatcher by Maxine Sylvester

    laurafreestone said:
    November 26, 2017 at 4:34 PM

    Reading this as well 🙂 Glad to see your review on it.

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      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 26, 2017 at 4:51 PM

      It’s such an adorable story. Reindeer make for good holiday tales and it’s just fun to read and see the pictures. I hope you enjoy it!

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    RhapsodyBoheme said:
    November 26, 2017 at 5:37 PM

    I so want to read this right now, but I’m still a bit tied up with my reading 😉. It sounds brilliant and in Germany Ronaldo is of course well known. 😉 I have to check it out.

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    anne leueen said:
    November 26, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    thanks I have a 3 ear old grandson who loves carrots this will be perfect for him.

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    Yoly said:
    November 30, 2017 at 12:25 PM

    I see your getting into the Xmas spirit.

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