Follow the ups and downs of the nerdy chipmunk, Rockford T. Honeypot, as he learns to deal with bullies, overcomes his fears and disappointments to go on a journey of a lifetime.
I was gifted a copy of The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot in exchanged for my honest review.
Getting kids to read over the summer can be tough unless you can find that book to spark their adventurous nature. And The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot is that book for readers ages 8-12 years old.
My 12-year-old has enjoyed reading from a very young age but it’s been harder and harder to find books that entice him away from video games…
Rockford T. Honeypot grabbed him from the first chapter and he didn’t put it down until he was done. He chose to read it instead of playing games, watching tv or going to the pool.
Josh Gottsegen has given parents the perfect gift – A book that shows young readers that books are so much more than just words on a page.
He brings Rockford T. Honeypot to life before your eyes with his storytelling. And throughout the book, Josh shares valuable lessons with kids.
My favorite comes early in the book as Rockford T. is being picked on by the neighborhood bully, Braxton, and Rockford’s own brothers. After the incident, he runs to his mother who comforts him and together they do their “minute limit”.
“Close your eyes, count to sixty. This is the last time we allow ourselves to feel these negative thoughts and emotions”The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot
After the 60 seconds, they take a deep breath and let all the negativity go.
To me, that was such a valuable lesson, especially for tweens who are learning to handle all the new hormones and emotions running rampant in their little bodies. Rockford’s mom gave him time to feel those emotions and validated them while calming him so he could move on from them.
Enjoy some Rockford T. Honeypot printable coloring sheets
Rockford T. Honeypot inspired recipes
More about The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot
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.
About the Author
Los Angeles native Josh Gottsegen has a background in filmmaking and digital media and is the author of “Joosh’s Juice Bar,” an early elementary school children’s book series that encourages healthy eating habits through vivid illustrations and Dr. Seussian-style rhymes. Earning his BA in Film Studies at the University of California Santa Barbara, Gottsegen has won numerous awards for his short films and video productions. Starting professionally at NBCUniversal Interactive, later Josh Gottsegen moved into editing as well as other creative projects for the Walt Disney Company, Fox Corporation, IMG, and the NFL.
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