The boys have been doing a lot of reading this summer. We were so excited to receive a great new summer read, introducing The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot, a book review. If you’ve got readers between the ages of 8 -13, this is the book to make sure to add it to your library this summer!
I was very impressed as soon as I read the first chapter. It’s beautifully written and I loved how Gottsen was able to describe such a beautiful setting that continued on into the story. The storyline included some great lessons for kids to learn from. Rockford is forced to get out of his comfort zone and it all ends up working out. Adventures and dreams are what make for an amazing life, am I right?
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I’m so proud Rockford has my little reader working on his first chapter book!
Rockford has an interesting origin story and I hope that it’s turned into a series where we learn even more about Rockford’s adventures. I can’t wait for you to pick up your own copy of The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot! Make sure and leave me a comment below and let me know your thoughts on this great adventure that is perfect for bedtime or anytime reading with your family, on your own, or as a great first chapter book for your young reader. Ezra is still working on it and I know he’s going to finish it on his own! I’m so proud.
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About the Book
As a young chipmunk, shy, bookish Rockford T. Honeypot had dreams of thrilling adventures across the forest. However, timid of danger and germs, his only adventures were found in books and his imagination. When his family abandons him after a mistake that destroys their hazelnut business, Rockford sets off on a legendary journey beyond his wildest dreams. From exploring cuisines with a famous chef, training with ancient warrior monks, flying on giant hawks, finding true love, and much more, Rockford recounts his epic origin story of hardship, perseverance, and fortune.
About the Author
Los Angeles native Josh Gottsegen has a background in filmmaking and digital media and is the author of “Joosh’s Juice Bar,” an early elementary school children’s book series that encourages healthy eating habits through vivid illustrations and Dr. Seussian-style rhymes. Earning his BA in Film Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara, Gottsegen has won numerous awards for his short films and video productions. Starting professionally at NBCUniversal Interactive, later Josh Gottsegen moved into editing as well as other creative projects for the Walt Disney Company, Fox Corporation, IMG, and the NFL.
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