Coming to a book store near you (and on e-book) is a new book for children (ages 8-12), called The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot. It’s written by Josh Gottsengen. I’m an adult (most of the time, ha ha), and I think this book is terrific. I was sent the book to review, and I have been reading it here and there and I am thoroughly enjoying it.
The book has 236 pages and is broken up into 33 chapters (chapters are only a few pages). I appreciate that the book is broken up into chapters. Completing at least one chapter today is my goal, but I have read past a chapter each time, because I am enjoying the story.
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.
The author, Josh Gottsegen, is a native of Los Angeles. He has a background in filmmaking and digital media. Gottsegen is also the author of the book series Joosh’s Juice Bar, which is an early elementary school children’s book series that encourages healthy eating habits through vivid illustrations and Dr. Seussian-style rhymes.
From what I have read so far (I’m on chapter 11), I really like this book. I find it very engaging and well written. I like the character (Rockford), and I can see this book becoming a series too. I would love to see Rockford go on more adventures.
This book is written so that both boys and girls alike will enjoy it. It is filled with thrilling, comedic, and sometimes harrowing tales to help children understand the importance of not giving up on their dreams, even when faced with adversity. I love it when children’s books are not only entertaining, but also have some kind of a teachable moment in them.
I know that a lot of children are required to read during summer vacation. This would be the perfect book to read over the summer months, as well as traveling for vacation.
To get you excited about the book’s release, below you will find some coloring pages that you can download and print out to enjoy with your child/children. Simply click on the link (below) to download them and/or print them out. I’ve also added some yummy recipes too.
If you would like to learn more about the book and the author, visit the official website, RockfordHoneypot.com. You can also follow the book and author on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The official hashtag is #RockfordHoneypot.
*I received a free copy of the book to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.