Monday, May 14, 2012

Give-Away & MMGM: Nate Rocks The Boat by Karen Pokras Toz

About The Book: The Adventure Continues...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 agan 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. -Goodreads
First Line: "But, why Mom?"
One Great Line: "The children's menu is on the back along with some games," the waitress said pointing to the placemats.
    Really? Going into fifth grade and she thinks Tommy and I are only interested in grilled cheese sandwiches in the shape of boats. Not to mention the fact that I am so hungry I feel like I could eat five burgers.

What Others Are Saying: “Nate Rocks is back and better than ever! This is a must have for the young readers in your life!” -Stacey Rourke, Author of The Gryphon Series 

"Karen Toz has done it again! It's very difficult to find a book that boys will love. Nate fills the bill. This is the second installment in the Nate series. It's fantastic to read about a great kid who knows how to use his imagination. There is a great lesson about friendship in this book. The lesson is given in a fun to read manner. Kids, especially boys, will love this book. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long for Nate's next adventure." -Donna Lawrence, Book Lovers Paradise

What I Thought: You know what I love about Nate? His frank and honest tone. Jake's tween view of the world is exactly the right combination of sardonic spark and hopeful optimism.  This is the perfect book for boys who need to have something happening on every page, either adventure or hilarious banter.  

Other books: Nate Rocks The World- See my review and Interview with Karen here. 

About The Author:
Karen Pokras Toz

Who: Karen Pokras Toz is a writer, wife, and mom. Karen grew up in the small town of Orange, Connecticut and graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Finance. She also attended the University of Richmond, where she studied law and business, receiving both a JD and an MBA. Karen is a member of The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Karen lives in Montgomery County, PA with her husband and three children.

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  1. This sounds like a fun book. And timely with summer coming. Thanks for spotlighting it.

  2. I agree with Natalie, this sounds like a super fun read.

  3. This one's been on my list for a while. I really need to read it. :)

  4. Hilarious banter is always good in a book for boys! Nice review, Pam.

  5. I need to get both the Nate books for my boys!

  6. Thanks so much for highlighting Nate Rocks the Boat!


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