I had the pleasure of interviewing Max Brallier this morning as part of my Read to Me, Dad Reviews! series on YouTube. This is a series where I talk to authors or review books that would be great for other dads to share with their kids. I’ve been wanting to chat with Max for a while now and we were finally able to nail down a date and time. We spoke this morning after work and then I went to bed, got up and edited the video.
Max Brallier is the author of the series, The Last Kids on Earth. This is a fun series about four kids in the Monster Apocalypse. The first two books have been turned into a series on Netflix with the first book as a longer full length special and the second book as a 10 episode season. I cannot wait for more seasons to drop and also for Max’s next book, The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road. I’ve read through the six books that have been published. We discussed how June’s Wild Flight, the most recent book started as a shorter book but ended up being full length but still counts as 5 1/2 or so, I am a bit confused about that as the book is not numbered as #6 in the series. You can learn all about that and more in the video below.
And if things went smoothly all the time I wouldn’t be me. Normally I record using Skype but for some reason Skype was not pulling in Max’s feed. So we used Zoom. I’ve never recorded an interview using Zoom before and so I forgot that I should pin Max’s video for that to be the only thing recorded. So there are lots of cuts and edits to the video above. I hope that it all looks smooth.
I received and advanced copy of the book, Rockford T. Honeypot for review purposes. Opinions are my own.
Today is the release day for Rockford T. Honeypot, this new book, written by Josh Gottsegen is a tale of adventure. The book is about a young chipmunk who was rejected by his family and left to fend for himself. In his journey of self-discovery he finds that he has much more to offer the world than he ever imagined. Andy and I have been reading the book together and enjoying the life lessons inside. It is also rather entertaining and fun. Obviously Josh is a fan of Star Trek which is evidenced by Rockford’s hero being a one Captain James T.
In addition to the book being released today there are some coloring pages available for download right now.
CREATOR AND AUTHOR JOSH GOTTSEGEN TO RELEASE HIS DEBUT NOVEL “THE ADVENTURES OF ROCKFORD T. HONEYPOT” ON JUNE 23, 2020 An epic story of a chipmunk who discovered meaning and purpose while pursuing his ambitious dreams to change the forest forever.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 26, 2020) — 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.
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.