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Summer Reading 101: The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot

Every summer, there’s a battle between screen time and my kids. I’m always looking for alternative entertainment that’s still fun, but also adds a bit of learning. I’ve been on the hunt for a few summer reading options that fit the bill and The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot made the list. Author Josh Gottsegen gifted us the book in exchange for our honest opinion. While we’re still in the middle of reading the young adult novel, I already know it’s a keeper!

Rockford T. Honeypot Review, Young Adult Novel Review

The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot Review

My six-year-old just made the transition from picture books to chapter books, so we’re reading this one together. The author brings together fun adventures amongst an imaginative fictional world that captures the heart of young readers.

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Thrown into the mix are a few great life lessons as well (like the topic of bullying). The main character of ‘The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot’ is Rockford T. Honeypot who is a wise old chipmunk. He shares his life story while also educating his Grandson, Theo. 

Main Character, Young Adult Novel Review

While we’re just half-way through the book, my son is already asking for more than a chapter per night. He’s on the younger side of age range to enjoy ‘The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot’ but together, he’s able to fully understand and enjoy the book. There are a few big words that we broke down, but we’re always up for a little challenge together.

It’s been the perfect excuse to escape summer screen time while keeping my son’s attention. I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to spend some quality time together while reading. I’m positive that the captivating adventures of Rockford will touch everyone’s heart.

Official 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.

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. 

Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot

The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot is now available as paperback and digital on Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and more!

Rockford T. Honeypot Coloring Pages

Want to kick off your summer adventures with Rockford? Check out these fun coloring pages inspired by the characters in ‘The Adventures of Rockford T. Honeypot’! To print, just click on the image below and it will open a new tab for you.


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