Thursday, May 5, 2016

#MMBBR #BooknerdBoy #Review Rosco the Rascal Goes to Camp by Shana Gorian @AuthorShana

Ten-year-old James and his seven-year-old sister, Mandy are off to summer camp with their loyal German shepherd, Rosco. While Mandy struggles with homesickness, James’s week is threatened by a prank-playing bunkmate’s antics. But, during an unexpected thunderstorm in a game of capture-the-flag, the prankster finds himself lost, alone and injured deep inside the forest. Rosco must play the hero and save the boy, but not before he teaches him a hard-earned lesson about friendship. Join Rosco and the gang in their third adventure, this time, out in the woods! *136 pages *17 black and white illustrations throughout *Recommended for ages 8-10

Shana Gorian

Shana Gorian is the author of the Rosco the Rascal series, chapter books in which a sometimes rascally German shepherd uses his true heroic nature to help his pals, James and Mandy, find adventure and overcome obstacles. FOLLOW her at the link above to be informed of the next Rosco book release.

Originally from Western Pennsylvania, Shana lives in Southern California with her husband and two children, and their German shepherd, Rugger, the real Rosco the Rascal. Shana grew up in western Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh, earning her Bachelor of Arts in English Writing in 1994. After migrating to the West Coast, Shana trained as a graphic designer. Working in web site design for nearly a decade, she then left the workforce to raise her children full time. Ten years into motherhood, she published her first children's book. Shana is an avid lover of the great outdoors and weekend fun and adventure with her family. She is always searching for more stories!

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What did you love about this book?
I liked when they had the big game of capture the flag.  I thought that was really cool and made me wish for warm summer days.

Can you tell us all a bit about Rosco?
Well, Rosco was your original house dog, but to the next level.  Rosco is nice, protective of his family and so much fun to read about.

What was memorable about the book?
The book was funny and made me want to go to camp.  I can still picture what happened in the book and I feel like that is what is memorable about it.  I am still thinking about the story and the characters.

Do you want to continue reading the series? If so, why?
Yes, because of Rosco and the other characters.  It was a really fun book to read.

Would you recommend this book?  To whom? 
Anyone who likes stories about dogs and has been to camp or longs to goes to camp.  Or anyone who wants a quick, fun read.

On a scale of 1-5 how would you rate this book?
4 stars


  1. What a wonderful review! Thank you Braden for reading my book and telling us what you thought of it. Thank you Mrs. Mommy Booknerd! I'm so glad you enjoyed it:)


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