I don’t know about your kids but getting mine to eat their veggies is a HUGE challenge, especially with my oldest! At almost seven years old, Reed does NOT like veggies! He never has and maybe never will. We have tried everything to get this kid to eat them from adding flavors and sauces to blackmailing and punishing.
He’s finally at the age where we can talk to him about things like the importance of eating his veggies and he really gets it. He might not like it but he understands why he has to do it anyway.
March is National Nutrition Month and a great time to focus on this topic with your kids. The Rootlets are a great group of new characters that your kids will love who encourage and install healthy habits like eating veggies. Their first book Super Rootabilities is out now. If your kids are like mine and love fun characters and superheroes, they will really connect and relate to these guys!
The book is for ages 4 – 9 and and both my five and six year olds were interested in it. My six year old can read on his own now but since he’s still learning, I think this book was just a little too advanced for him to read cover to cover on his own. He gets tired from reading a lot so it had to be read in sections. Both kids loved the characters and the story.
The pictures are colorful and fun and on ever page to keep the really little ones engaged. Even my one year old sat with us while reading and pointed at the pictures.
The Rootlets are a great cast of characters that your little ones will love and right now you can enter to win a copy of their first book below in celebration of National Nutrition Month.
About the Book
The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities, created and written by Vicki Marquez and illustrated by Jeremy Russnak, introduces readers to the Rootlets – Brocc, Carrotina, Cornelius and Kaley – who live on Planet Planted in the town of VeggieVille with their dog, Basil, and their guardian and caretaker Yammy Grammy, who plucked them from the ground when they were just sprouts..Hilariously fun with bright, bold, colorful illustrations; The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities is a thrilling journey that showcases the super powers of plant-based foods and explores the magic of friendship and imagination. Super Rootabilities is recommended for ages 4-9.
“The Rootlets are so much more than adorable little superheroes, they’re positive role models with the power to help kids embrace and love veggies,” says Marquez. “It’s my dream that families use The Rootlets as an entertaining resource to get their little ones excited about healthy living and yummy plant-based foods in a refreshingly fun way.”
The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities book is the first product launched by The Rootlets brand, whose mission is to familiarize kids with fruits, veggies, and healthy eating. Future Rootlets products include apps, more books, games & toys, and an animated TV show. The Rootlets will also be launching their website, which will be an interactive experience filled with games, activities, learning resources and exclusive content about the characters and their magical world.
“Veggies rock and The Rootlets take veggie coolness to a whole new level – especially for the kiddos. My daughter is a huge fan. Great book, great brand, great message. I can’t wait to see what’s next for these rad little characters,” says Chad Sarno, Plant-Based Chef Educator.
The Rootlets: Super Rootabilities book is available now for a SRP of $12.99. To order please visit www.amazon.com. For more information or to join The Rootlets fan club visit www.therootlets.com.
About the Author
As a certified health coach, wellness expert, plant-based chef and author, Vicki Marquez’s dream is to break the stigma that healthy living is boring and to show both kids and adults that plants, especially veggies, are ridiculously cool! Vicki lives in Chicago with her husband, stepdaughter and two quinoa-loving Yorkies.
About the Illustrator
Jeremy Russnak is an illustrator from Chicago. He has created illustrations for Time Out, Chicago Reader and other publications. He currently resides in Los Angeles pursuing his passion in the field of animation.
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