Friday, January 25, 2013

'Nate Rocks the Boat' Book Tour & Review


With fourth grade finally winding down, 10-year-old Nathan Rockledge is looking forward to a fun and relaxing summer at home with his friends. That is, until his mom decides he has to go to overnight camp with his annoying older sister.  When his best friend Tommy decides to tag along, Nathan thinks maybe his summer won’t actually be so bad. After all, he does get to be away from his mom's awful cooking for an entire six weeks.

Amongst Color War competitions, a flaky counselor, and a bully named "No-Neck,” Nathan turns to his trusty sketchpad, transforming himself into Nate Rocks: 10-year-old extraordinaire. His speedboat ready for action, Nate saves the day time and again from the perils of floods, snakes, ghosts, and even the most wanted criminals.

Join Nathan, Tommy, Abby, and a whole new cast of characters as Nate Rocks once again proves nothing can hold him back in this second book of the Nate Rocks series.

**My Thoughts**

This is my second book by author Karen Pokras Toz and my first book about Nate Rocks. It is apparently the second book in the series, but can definitely be read as a stand-alone book.

Nate seems to be like a typical 10 year-old boy, only he has the most overactive imagination I have seen in a long time. His world often blends between reality and fantasy as he daydreams about being a superhero. As he is daydreaming, he tends to doodle in the margins of whatever paper he has on hand. Only on occasion, those fantastic daydreams about being a hero and saving someone, actually end up being true!

Nate is stuck going to camp for the summer, but is lucky to have his best friend with him. The boys get up to the usual camp shenanigans and end up having a better time than they ever thought they would.

Nate Rocks is a fun read even for kids younger than 10. I have the other book in the series and look forward to reading more!

Buy links: Paperback \ Kindle 


Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife and mom. Karen grew up in Connecticut and currently lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and three children. In June 2011, Karen published her first middle grade children’s novel for 7-12 year olds called Nate Rocks the World, which won First Place for Children’s Chapter Books and the Grand Prize Overall in the 2012 Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, as well as placing first for a Global E-Book Award for Pre-Teen Literature. In 2012, Karen published the second in the Nate Rocks series, Nate Rocks the Boat, followed by middle grade novel, Millicent Marie Is Not My Name. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI).


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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the review! So glad you enjoyed reading Nate's adventures.