Friday, March 22, 2013

Nate Rocks Fairday's Blog!



Welcome to the first meeting of the
Character Book Club!

Fairday Morrow Lizzy Mackerville Marcus Brocket

The DMS sits down with Nate Rockledge 
from the Nate Rocks Series by Karen Pokras Toz

Roundtable Feature:
Nate Rocks the School by Karen Pokras Toz
We are so excited to announce the first official meeting of the Character Book Club! In attendance today are the current members of the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS. Fairday, Lizzy, and Marcus are joined by none other than the Nate Rockledge from the Nate Rocks Series. We are happy for the chance to get to learn a little more about him and find out what he thinks about things- and if his mom's cooking is really as bad as he claims. : ) 

So, without further ado, let the meeting commence...

Lizzy: If you could follow along with any character from a story, who would it be and why?  

Nate: Well...you all are pretty cool actually. I wouldn’t mind being a part of the DMS (hint hint). Oh and thanks for having me here today. I’m not kidding when I say I’m a big fan of yours, Lizzie - Fairday & Marcus, too. You all seriously rock! Ok – so back to the question. My mom bought me this book called Tales of A Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume a few months ago. I think I’d be pretty good friends with Peter Hatcher. He’s only in 4th grade, but he seems like a pretty cool kid.

Fairday: What inspires your drawings? 

Nate: That’s a great question, Fairday – but see the thing is, I never know what’s going to inspire my drawings. It’s usually something that’s happening around me at that very moment. It’s hard to explain, but I’ll see or hear something, and then the next thing I know, I’m drawing an adventure! I have to be careful though, because sometimes I’m supposed to be doing something else – like schoolwork and stuff.

Marcus: What is your favorite thing to draw? 




Nate: Anything with a lot of action gets my attention. Like racecars – that was super fun to draw!




 
Lizzy: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why?

Nate: Hmmm. I think it would be cool to live in outer space or in Florida near Disney World or the space museum. Really anywhere would be cool as long as I could bring along Tommy and leave Abby and Lisa home!

Lizzy: If you had a chance to sit down and chat with a celebrity, who would you pick? 

Nate: Oh, Lizzy - of course I’d pick Captain Asteroid! What? You’ve never heard of him? He’s only the coolest superhero around. Oh and I’d also like to meet all the Phillies. They’re my favorite baseball team.

Fairday: What is your favorite color? What about smell? 

Nate: Red is my favorite – the color of the Phillies, of course! Smell? I don’t know – I guess anything that Mom isn’t cooking would smell good to me! (You don’t think she is going to read this do you?)

Sunday Morning Surprise

Marcus: What is the grossest thing that you have ever had to touch? 

Nate: Have I mentioned Mom’s cooking? I try not to touch it at all costs. It’s toxic.

Marcus: If you could send your sister Abby to another planet, would you do it?

Nate: Uh ... duh! Can we please??? I like how you think, Marcus!



Fairday: If you could transform into something else, what would you want to be?

Nate: Well, it would be kind of cool to be Nate Rocks in real life, instead of just Nathan Rockledge. Although being Nathan Rockledge is pretty cool, too. But think of all I could do to keep those annoying girls, Abby and Lisa away from me if I were Nate Rocks all the time!

Anyway – this is has been funner than fun! Thanks so much for interviewing me! Listen, I have an idea: There’s this other character that my author Karen Toz writes about – her name is Millie and she has her own blog just like you guys do! Now I’ll have to talk to her, but so far she’s been pretty nice. I’ll bet she’d love to have you three on her blog and then we can interview you! Don’t worry – I’ll make sure Abby stays far away. Either way – this has really rocked. THANKS!!!

Nathan! I heard that! Yeah, it’s me Abby. You’re not going to just sit there and believe everything my birdbrain little brother is telling you, are you? Pul-lease! Everyone knows he lives in a fantasy world. If you ask me, I’m the one you should be interviewing. I’m older, wiser, and well – let’s be honest shall we? I’m much cooler – just saying...  I seriously don’t understand why he gets to be the star of these books. My life is way more exciting. I am a teenager after all. I get to pretty much do whatever I want – well except when Mom and Dad drag me along to all of Nathan’s baby stuff at school. UGH! Life would have been so much better as an only child. Anyway, if you’re not interested in what I have to say – I’m outta here. I’ve got important things to do you know! 

Okay Nate, last question. And, if you get it right, you know what happens!

DMS: What goes on four legs, then on two, and at last on three? 

Nate: Hey – I know this one because I read your super cool book!!! Wait you don’t want me saying it out loud do you? I’ll whisper it to you ... Does this mean I get to be in the DMS??? I’m so excited – woohoo – what’s our next mission? Where should we meet? When do we start? YIPEE!!!
The Character Book Club is introducing the first official... Fan Art Challenge!

We would love to see where your imagination takes you. Send us a drawing of your favorite scene from the Nate Rocks Series, and you will be entered to win a signed copy of Nate Rocks the School. 

The winning illustration will be chosen by a panel of judges and displayed at the next Character Book Club meeting, which will be announced in our April newsletter, so be sure to sign up! 

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Send your illustration to:
Email: haightjess@gmail.com 
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The DMS
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Fairday's drawing of a scene from Nate Rocks the School.


35 comments:

  1. How fun to hear from Nate and Abby! Fairday's drawing is spooktacular and I love that the DMS is doing something TOGETHER here. :)

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    1. Hi Claudine, Thanks so much! It was excellent to host Nate here, and we look forward to sharing more adventures with him in the future! Lovely to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  2. Thank you so much for inviting Nate today & sorry about Abby - she can be a little difficult sometimes. Nate is very excited about the DMS badge - it's all he's talking about! Oh & I spoke with Millie - you're in! She can't wait to have the DMS over to her blog!

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    1. Hi Karen, It's so nice to hear from you! Please thank Nate for us, and we are very excited to visit with Millie in April. Thank you! ~ DMS

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  3. What a fun interview! And I know the answer to that riddle too. :)

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    1. Hi Cheri, Excellent! You're in : ) ~ DMS

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  4. What a great character interview! Yay for drawing sports cars and for Captain Asteroid!
    Riddle: Man. :-)

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    1. Hi Lexa, Thanks so stopping by! and ; ) ~ DMS

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  5. I love love love the way you did this...all of this and teaching, too...you rock!

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    1. Hi Patty, Thanks! So do you : ) ~ DMS

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  6. If only I could draw. I'd be in this contest in a heartbeat. Maybe I can entice one of my talented offspring to enter!

    Great to hear more about Nate.

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    1. Hi C.Lee, That would be amazing! We would love to see their artwork. That riddle of yours on the "A-Z" theme is driving me bonkers- lol. : ) ~ F

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  7. Such a fun post and so creative. I've so enjoyed being part of the first official meeting of the Character Book Club!

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    1. Hi Petty, Thanks! We ar so happy that you stopped by : ) ~ DMS

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  8. What on earth is the Sunday Surprise Breakfast it doesn't look half bad, I mean you can wrap almost anything in bacon and make it taste better, right? It is nice to see that Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is still popular after all these years. I don't know about living in outer space, though! Have a great weekend!

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    1. Hi Heidi, I thought that before I saw this picture of Sunday Morning Surprise- lol. I loved Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing- thanks so much for stopping by! It's great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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    1. Hi This Kid Reviews Books, Thanks! : ) ~ DMS

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  10. SO GOOD. Hahaha! I totally snickered about the "mom's cooking" comment. :0) Love it. And fabulous drawings!

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    1. Hi M.Christine, Thanks so much! It's lovely to hear from you : ) ~ DMS

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  11. Thanks for all the great comments! Nate read them all & he is so glad you enjoyed his interview & the first Character Book Club. Thanks also to the DMS for having him here today & for the awesome drawings!!

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  12. Very cute & fun interview! Love the idea of for the drawings--hope you get lots of fabulous entries!

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    1. Hi meradeth, Thanks! We hope so too : ) Great to hear from you! ~ DMS

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  13. Great interview. I'm glad you made Nate a member of the DMS. :)

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    1. Hi Kelly, Thanks! It was so much fun to have Nate here- we are looking forward to visiting his friend Millie! ~ DMS

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  14. What a fun interview. Nice to meet you, Nate.

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    1. Hi Beverly, Thanks so much for stopping by! It's lovely to hear from you : ) ~ DMS

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  15. I've never heard of the Nate Rocks series but they sound like fun (at least from this interview). :)

    ~Akoss

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    1. Akoss- Nate Rocks is such a fun series! Fast and entertaining! Happy reading! ~L

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  16. What a great interview! It was so much fun t get to know Nate a bit better and how cool is it that he's now a member of the DMS! I love this segment and can't wait for the newsletter & next meeting. Thanks so much.

    Paul R. Hewlett

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    1. Thanks, Paul! I am glad we were able to get Nate to answer some questions. He is quite a guy and we are thrilled to have him in the DMS. :) I hope you enjoy the newsletter and the next meeting of the character book club. :) ~L

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  17. Awesome interview! I love the character book club idea. Maybe you could get Noah Zarc or Chloe Masters to drop by sometime!!!

    Lucas (I'm using mom's computer...she gets really mad when I sign her out of her google account, so I just use her's instead of mine. That's why the comments list as Donna instead of Lucas)

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    1. Hi Lucas- We are so excited that you stopped by! Awesome that you love the character book club idea! We love your suggestions and will look into them. :) ~F and L

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    2. Hi Lucas,

      Clever use of Mom's account!

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