I just got word about a new novel hitting the shelves this summer. The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot follow a young shy chipmunk as he sets out on incredible adventures that he once only read about in books. I’m excited to read this with my girls as apart of our Summer Reading Challenge for school.
Have the kids put down their electronics to head out on an adventure that you don’t even need to leave your couch for. This family-friendly novel is the perfect way to spend some quality family time together this summer.
BOOK REVIEW AVAILABLE BELOW! *Warning* Spoilers alert!
Josh Gottsegen’s “The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot,” available for pre-order through Amazon and iBooks, is a quick-paced and fun new adventure novel that incorporates strong values while teaching important life lessons.
One of the best books for kids and families to read today, “The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot” 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.
My Families Book Review
Let me start off by saying how wonderful this book is and how it’s perfect for young and older readers. I spent a few weeks (don’t judge us we are slow readers LOL) reading The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot with the girls. This book is hands down one of the best books we have read together as a family. There is so much adventure it really does live up to its title.
There is so much to love about this book, we fell in love with Rockford (aka Rocky) and every new character we met. My favorites were Sora and Jewel, while the girl’s favorite was Apple and Sue-Anne. This story is full of everything you need to have a fun adventure right at home. It’s filled with love stories, hero’s, geniuses, discoveries, recipes, friendship, I mean you name it and it’s got it.
As an adult, I loved some of the references to some real-life places and companies, for example, “Harvest Law School” gave me such a giggle. Crabapples are their version of beer and an “animalist” well I’m sure you can already guess what they are referring to there.
There was also a reference to animals being “Toffee Nosed” and well I already know a few real-life toffee-nosed people. While these references made this adult giggle it was 100% kid-friendly and appropriate for them to see these references in the story.
One of my favorite quotes from the book “Have the courage to balance the branches of my life, to find the serenity for my Honeypots.” This really spoke to me and humbles me every time I read it. It reminds me that I just need to puff out my chest, hold my head high, and take on whatever life has for me and my family. All while balancing the important things with the things that my family loves together.
If you are looking for a book to add to your family’s Summer Reading List then absolutely add The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot to your list. Find out what the letter T. stands for in his name, who is first love will be, and how embracing one’s destiny can lead you to a lifetime of happiness.
The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot is now available to purchase on paperback, as well as eBook Today!
The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot Book Synopsis
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.