Thursday, January 10, 2013

Innovative Online Book Tours Review ~ Nate Rocks the World

Welcome to Confessions of a Frugal Mind's Innovative Online Book Tours review stop as part of Karen Pokraz Toz's children's book Nate Rocks the World virtual book tour. Keep reading to learn more information about the book and my review.  

Ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge cannot catch a break. After all, life as a fourth-grader can be hazardous what with science projects to deal with and recess football games to avoid. Everyone, including his best friend Tommy, seems to have bad luck when hanging around Nathan. Throw in an older sister who is a royal pain, a dad who is stuck in the past, and a mom who keeps trying to poison him with her awful cooking, and poor Nathan’s life as a fourth grader appears to be completely doomed. Armed only with his sketchpad, his imagination, and his wits, Nathan Rockledge navigates the perils of the fourth grade in style, to emerge heroic, as Nate Rocks, proving that even a ten-year-old can accomplish great things.

About the Author:
Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife, and mom. Karen grew up in Orange, 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, followed in 2012 by the second book in the Nate Rocks series, Nate Rocks the Boat. Karen is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI). 
Connect with Karen on Twitter and Good Reads.

My Review:
I started reading Nate Rocks the World with my 6 year old son.  We read chapter books together often and he has a good attention span.  He liked that the story started by talking about a baseball game and he loved all the parts where Nate talked about Disney World and visited Disney World.  That is one of T's favorite places.  He also really enjoyed all the mentions of a superhero, pirate costumes and all things boy.  The book is aimed at kids a little older than my son, so I think he will appreciate the story line more when he reads it on his own.

My son would have liked some pictures, but the author's descriptions make it very easy to visualize the story in your head.  I definitely think the character Nate Rocks is someone a lot of kids can relate to.  The story has a quick pace as it follows Nate through several months of the school year.  I found myself most interested in Nate's interactions with his family while my son enjoyed Nate's fantasies.  It's a book I will encourage him to read on his own when the time comes.

Be sure to visit the rest of the book tour on the following blogs:

11/27  GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!!  Promo
11/29   Good Karma Baby  Review
12/18     mice musings    Promo
12/18     Bloggity Blog  Promo
12/18     The Coupon Junkie   Promo
12/20   Andi's Middle Grade & Chapter Books  Review
1/8        Loving Life and Living on Less     Promo
1/10     Hooks and Book  review
1/10 Confessions of a Frugal Mind Review
1/10   Geo Librarian  Review
1/31    identity discovery  Review
2/19    Growing Up Naturally In Home Child Care   Promo
2/21    Stressed Rach  Review
2/21     5 Girls Book Reviews   Review 

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.

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