Sir Nathan and the Clammy Calamity (A Somewhat Silly Story Book #3) by Mark Simon Smith

Have I got a surprise for you! Since everyone wanted to know more about my legendary bass of legend, I thought that I would post a picture of it (besides, Rhythm asked me if I had a picture and some of you questioned my awesome fishing abilities 🙂 ).


I was told to “Smile BIG!” 😀

sir-nathan#3Sir Nathan and the Clammy Calamity
By Mark Simon Smith
Illustrated by Derek K. Gebler
310 pages – ages 7+
Published by CreateSpace on May 3, 2013

When an evil whale (named Kale) tries to flood Mariskatania (because he’s upset of all the litter that goes into the sea from Mariskatania), Sir Nathan, the Hero of the Land, is called in. Sadly, Kale the Whale anticipates this and he takes all of the courage out of Sir Nathan! Now all the Hero wants to do is weep, sob, and cry. Who’s going to stop Kale the Whale from flooding Mariskatania now? Why, everyone, that is! From the tiny hobnobber squirrels (blue squirrels that crave nuts that are incredibly poisonous to them) to the spoiled Princess Abbey who only cares for herself, everyone gets their chance to be a hero on this adventure!

I loved this all-new adventure of Sir Nathan (Read my review of book 1 right HERE and book 2 over THERE)! It was even funnier than the other two books! The message of this book is great – it says that there is no thing to hold courage – it comes from within. You don’t need some fancy weapon to have courage. What you need is a heart. I really like the plot, especially how everyone (including Tupolev, Sir Nathan’s faithful steed and Amazing Grace, a knight-friend of Sir Nathan) “became” the Hero of Mariskatania. That was hilarious! Plus, I like the Licorice sheep. They are pretty smart. (they were building a sheep-friendly ladder, for candy’s sake!) I love the illustrations, but wish there were some more. I really like Kale the Whale. He’s just your average inventor who wants to take over the world, although being a whale in a walker-mechanism (4 legs & 2 hands) makes it a funny sight to behold. This is a great book for young readers, whether it’s a read-aloud, or just a read-alone.

I give this book a whopping 7 out of 5 book worms! twobooksfivebooks

Categories: Age 6-9, Erik's Favs

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26 replies

  1. Wow -7?! I will absolutely and most definitely read it!

  2. I read the first two Sir Nathan books, and I don’t have quite as high an opinion as you. They are certainly funny, age appropriate, and clean–all of which I appreciate. My boys really enjoyed them. But I felt like both books needed a session with a good editor.

  3. I love the sound of this so much I’m going to buy it a.s.a.p. thanks, Erik!

  4. Great review! I am going to pick up the books for my son. They sound like a very fun read.

  5. Love the pic of you and the large mouthed bass! Tell me, do you always wear a name tag when you go fishing? : ) Nice review, too!

  6. I love this picture of you Erik! Looks like a great catch. And Wow! You really loved that book!

  7. I love this series! Mark Simon Smith is a great author, and Sir Nathan is a smiting-dandy knight. I reviewed the first two books and thought they absolutely wonderful.

    Oh, and Erik, you have great fishing skills.

  8. Wow, that’s a bass! And this sounds like a great series too.

  9. What a fun book! I like the heart message too. Everything important to us comes from within. Great bass! 🙂

  10. You are an awesome fisherman : )

  11. Once again, I thank you for the kind words, Erik! You make me blush. And, 7 out of 5 stars! I can’t do any better than that. I’ll pass on word to my illustrator that you want even more illustrations and put him to work.

  12. That photo is awesome! Love it! 🙂

  13. 7 Stars, Wow, I don’t think I have ever seen you give 7 stars, fantastic. It sounds like another great add to the enormous TBR pile. Awesome fishing prowess too, did you eat it….

  14. Wow! Photo proof of your fish means you’d never tell a whopper. Therefore giving SEVEN bookworms can’t be an exaggeration either. Great work!

  15. Wow! Great fish! And thanks for the picture! This sounds like one crazy book! It sure must be a good one! I’ll have to check it out! Thanks Erik!

  16. Great photo of you! Congrats on the catch.

    My son’s only four, but I think I might get these books and put them away for him later. They sound very funny.

  17. I won’t ask why the name tag. This is a great series by Mark. He has a great talent for writing silly and have it all make sense. And his characters are terrific. I would love to see an illustration of a whale in a walker-mechanism. Just trying to picture this makes me laugh.


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