Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Rootlets: Trouble at Plantasy Land (Book #2) by Vicki Marquez Illustrated by Jeremy Russnak [Reviw & Giveaway]

ISBN 9780990721628
About the book: In the second book of The Rootlets series, fans of the award-winning, Super Rootabilities, will rejoin Brocc, Carrotina, Cornelius and Kaley on their first superhero adventure!

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
ENDS October 29 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Open to USA 
a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received a complimentary copy from the publicist, PR by the Book. Opinions and comments are my own, alone. I was not compensated.


  1. Rootlets has a super fun website for kids, and their first book was published in 2014 , two months after its' inception!

  2. It has a great section of free things for the children to do. It really tries to get them to like the vegetables.

  3. I would use the book to let them pick one new vegetable to try. Then they get to help prepare it too.

  4. 1. The Rootlets tells the story of our best friend superheroes with veggie-hair, healthy habits and an appetite for adventure that guides them on an exciting journey of self-discovery, friendship, magic and mystery.
    2. The site has free printable activities and games.

  5. I have a niece who just hates trying new things, and she definitely does not like vegetables. I would use this to try to at least get her to try some vegetables, and perhaps that would lead to trying other new things as well.

  6. It has fun website. It encourages good habits.

  7. I would explain that the characters in this book are happy and healthy and wouldn't you want to be too?

  8. commited to empowering children to make healthy choicesWith every Rootlets book sale that you host, or author visit that you schedule, a FREE copy of our first book, The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities, will be donated to your school's library.

  9. I think the book would make it fun for children to try healthy foods so they can become a super hero inthere own sense


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment here at Chat With Vera. If you need to contact me directly, please use the "Comment Me" email associated with this blog and posted in the sidebar.