Nate Rocks The World by Karen Toz

Ten-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 bad 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 ten-year-old can accomplish great things. Follow the quirky and imaginative adventures of ten-year-old Nathan Rockledge as his cartoons come to life.

This is a fun story that was written for kids between 9 and 12, once again another great book find for reluctant readers. Nate is such a fun character who is so full of life. I love his imagination and even though I have not been a kid for at least a couple of decades, this book took me back to the trials and tribulations of being a kid! Great for kids, even those who may be a bit younger and need to be read too! Any book that keeps the parent enjoying a book together with their child is a great and rare find!


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