BLOG TOUR: Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness by Frank Cole

e-ARC provided by author for blog tour.
  All opinions expressed are solely my own.


All Hashbrown Winters ever wanted was a simple life: a treehouse full of buddies, enough marbles to keep him occupied at recess, and a Brody the Ape-Slayer action figure with authentic ninja throwing stars. But everything changes when Hi Mashimoto starts a rival club and threatens to take Hashbrown's place as the kid with the coolest treehouse at Pordunce Elementary. This hilarious follow-up to The Adventures of Hashbrown Winters reunites all your favorite zany characters and introduces plenty of new ones. You'll never believe the trouble Hashbrown gets into this time. Frank L. Cole's Hashbrown Winters and the Mashimoto Madness will have your whole family laughing out loud, it's a perfect read for pranksters of all ages.


Frank L. Cole was born into a family of Southern storytellers and wrote his first book at age eight. Sadly, he misplaced the manuscript and has since forgotten what he wrote. Highly superstitious and gullible to a fault, Frank will believe in any creepy story you tell him, especially ones involving ghosts and Bigfoot. Currently, along with his wife and three children, he resides in the shadow of a majestic western mountain range, which is most likely haunted.


I have to say, Frank Cole definitely has a wild imagination. I'm not sure anyone else could come up with a book quite like this one. Once again Hashbrown Winters finds himself in trouble, of his own making mostly, but this time he's on his own.  After bragging to Hi Mashimoto that he has a time machine in his tree house, he tries to get his friends to help him build one (at least one that looks real).  When his friends try to convince him this is a silly idea, he kicks them out.  He even has a fight with his best friend.  His efforts to win his friends back literally explode in his face and he ends up in major trouble. Then he discovers what Mashimoto has been up to and he is determined to stop him, leading to some of the most entertaining fight scenes I've ever read.  Full of humor and wild exaggeration, I'd recommend this to kids who are a bit off the wall themselves. Although I have to say, Pordunce Elementary would be an interesting place to visit.

See my review of the first book here.


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