Where super-powered adventures and veggies collide!
I created The Rootlets, LLC – my children’s entertainment brand and book series – as a way to make veggies super fun and exciting, so that kids are inspired to eat better and make healthier choices!
I don’t do preach-y. But I do combine a unique blend of storytelling, mystery, magic and good nutrition into one super-powered adventure that your kids will love and want to eat right up!
Who are The Rootlets?
The Rootlets are four adorable best friends – Brocc, Carrotina, Cornelius and Kaley – who have veggie hair, healthy habits and a huge appetite for adventure.
After having just learned that they’re real superheroes with powers (from their veggie-hair) called rootabilities, The Rootlets are now in charge of saving their magical plant-based world, Planet Planted, from an evil they never knew existed.
With guidance and help from their Yammy Grammy, their dog, Basil, and their friend, Mr. Fungo Fungi, The Rootlets must prepare for their greatest adventure yet!
Get the full scoop…
Meet The Rootlets and explore their veggie-filled world at http://www.therootlets.com. Our website is loaded with good stuff, including FREE (downloadable and interactive) games, puzzles, coloring pages, learning activities and more!
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What people are saying
The story line could not have been better written…We truly cant wait until there are more Rootlets series available! Vicki Marquez did a brilliant job in creating a children’s book that not only encouraged reading, but comes with a moral background; every parents’ dream!
JenniferJune 16, 2016
Super Rootabilities is a fun story. It doesn’t come across as preachy or overly educational, but kids will certainly pick up some good messages about eating healthy foods and the good things that vegetables can do for us.
Valerie MitchellJune 16, 2016
What’s neat about their powers is they involve what vegetables element they have, like Carrotina has super sight whereas carrots are good for your eyes. I found that to be a creative idea for the kids to associate the two together.
Randi PooleJune 16, 2016
The Rootlets are just too cute!
DanielleJune 16, 2016
The Rootlets is an amazingly cute book that exposes children to the importance of friendship, inner strength and healthy living. And the picture are just as cute, and we love to read and look at them.
KellyJune 16, 2016
The Rootlets are a great group of new characters that your kids will love who encourage and install healthy habits like eating veggies… If your kids are like mine and love fun characters and superheroes, they will really connect and relate to these guys!
LindseyJune 16, 2016
If you are looking for the perfect book to help teach your children that fruits and veggies are really cool and healthy then this book is just for you.
JenniferJune 16, 2016
The cast’s entertaining names (Brocc, Kaley, Carrotina and Cornelius), the bright and colorful illustrations and the thrilling plot of the story make this book a read-again favorite.
Be Free For Me BlogJune 16, 2016
The Rootlets has been super fun to read and very helpful when trying to explain how veggies are good for you.
Debbie PicardJune 16, 2016
This is a very creative book. The author came up with some fun names for the characters, such as Mr. Fungi (“Fun Guy”) and put a lot of great detail into the story (I like National Plantographic magazine – too funny!)
KimberlyJune 16, 2016
Bright, quirky illustrations of the Rootlets’ adventures follow mysterious clues to their exciting conclusion, which leads to even more plans for super hero Rootabilities’ development.
Midwest Book ReviewJune 16, 2016
I am completely in love with this adorable book. I think that it does a great job teaching children about fruits and vegetables. I think that the storyline is wonderful. My daughters thought that this was a very cute book. They were enthralled with the book the first time that we read it. The girls love that when we eat our fruits and vegetables they now have new names for their food, which is hilarious at mealtime.
DanielleJune 16, 2016
The quality of this book is exceptional!
Rebecca JohnsonJune 16, 2016
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