Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Review with Giveaway for the Children's Book "Nate Rocks the World" by Karen Tokras Poz!





Brandon was so excited to yet again review a book for Karen Pokras Toz! He cannot get enough of her books!!!

This one is called "Nate Rocks the World". Here is a quick synopsis:


"10 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 bead 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 10 year old can accomplish great things."


Here is our review, in Brandon's own words:

Just like Nathan, I don't like Lisa very much. She seems very annoying. Especially if she were in my class for five years.
The parts of the book when Nathan turns into Nate Rocks are my favorite parts.The one I like the most is the cowboy one. 
My next favorite part of the book is where they are on vacation. Even though Tommy gets hurt, I still felt like I was there with them!
I recommend this book to kids my age, a little younger and maybe a little older. I am in fifth grade and will be turning eleven next week!


*2012 GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS
*2012 1ST PLACE CHILDREN'S CHAPTER BOOK PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS
*2012 GLOBAL EBOOK AWARD WINNER: PRE-TEEN CATEGORY
*2012 UP AUTHOR AWARD RUNNER UP BEST 1ST
CHAPTER
*2012 UP AUTHOR AWARD RUNNER UP BEST COVER

And here is some information for you about the author:
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).

Learn more about the author, stay connected with her about other books she wrote/will write and become her fan:
Website:  www.karentoz.com



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2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much Brandon!! I'm so glad you enjoyed Nate Rocks the World :) & Happy Birthday!

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