Friday, October 21, 2016

The Rootlets: Trouble at Plantasy Land By Vicki Marquez

The Rootlets were all vegetables.  They look like children but the green hair and other odd characteristics give them away.  In the previous book, they found out that they had super powers.  Everyone's is different.  

The author and PR by the Book sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  The book is being released this fall.

The Rootlets are being raised by Yammy Grammy and have veggie sounding names.  It's fun to read because of the silly names and the general theme of eating healthy.  They are going to a vegetable equivalent of Disneyland.  It's called Plantasy Land.  And things are not well there...

The artwork is done by Jeremy Russnak and the illustrations are vibrant and almost talk to you.  Lots of color, odd characters, super powers here and there:  how can you not have a good time reading it?

Things are going wrong at Plantasy Land.  The vegetable stand has nothing for sale.  All his fresh plants from the morning have died already.  The rides are falling apart.  The manager has no idea what to do.  The only change was a new magician.  Could The Great Zucchini be the one doing all the damage?

They find him just as the roller coaster starts to topple.  Can they save him?  Do they want to?

There's enough going on here to hold your child's attention and keep them turning the pages.  They show vegetables in action and they also teach them a bit about nutrition.  How could you go wrong? 

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