It’s opening day at Mr. Fungo Fungi’s magnificent amusement park, Plantasy Land…and The Rootlets couldn’t be more excited! With special surprises and newly sprouted rides, this is sure to be the greatest day ever! But when The Rootlets arrive at the park, they realize that something is terribly wrong…Plantasy Land is in trouble! Someone – or something – is destroying the park. Could it be The Great Zucchini – Mr. Fungi’s new magician? Or could there be an even greater danger lurking beyond the park? Most of all, can The Rootlets trust their new super rootabilities to help them save their favorite place on the planet?
My thoughts: What a super way to capture children's interest and lead them into the world of vegetables in a fun, engaging manner. The illustrations are cute, colorful, and wittily charming. The author uses terms like Planet Plantasy to create a world of its own. It is a "fantasy about plants" plantasy and it has its own sphere.
The kids (little plants) are just discovering their own "powers" or rootabilities and how to use them. This is a cute way to teach Earth's children (your kids and mine) the powers that various plants have. Truly plants - veggies - are powerful powerhouses for all of us and they help us grow, be healthy, and look good.
I applaud Vicki Marquez's pursuit to bring healthy eating and healthy living to children and recommend this little book to anyone who is trying to help their kiddies learn to love their greens, roots, and other veggies.
A bit about the author: Vicki Marquez is a certified health coach, plant-based chef, author, and TV host whose mission is to inspire others to live a healthy, vibrant life. Vicki’s desire to help inspire and empower children to make healthier choices. From this inspiration, The Rootlets were born: four veggie-haired, cartoon superheroes on a quest to promote good nutrition by making veggies fun and exciting. Vicki launched The Rootlets, LLC, and autho red the first book in her series, The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities, in October 2014.
As the creator and host of the Chicago-based healthy living cable show “Nourished,” Vicki shares wellness how-to tips and veggie-centric recipes, structured much like her one-on-one coaching sessions. Through her private health coaching practice, children’s brand and TV show, Vicki aims to make healthy eating and living easy, accessible, and entertaining for everyone.
Begins October 20 @ 11:00 p.m. ET
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I received a complimentary copy from the publicist, PR by the Book. Opinions and comments are my own, alone. I was not compensated.